Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Another summer dress

I've mentioned before that I practically live in dresses during the summer.  Pants are just sooo uncomfortable when it's hot.  Especially they last few days when it's been 100 degrees or more!  

Enter the cotton grandma dress.

I bought the dress for $1.00 at a garage sale a couple of months ago.  It really is a grandma dress.  I actually know the person whose grandma owned this dress.  The shoulder pads were HUGE and the bodice was a bit frumpy.  I really liked the print though.

I decided to give it a sun dress sort of style so I started by cutting off the top above the pockets.

I hemmed the top and took in the bodice.

Then I cut a chunk out of the leftover fabric to make straps.

This turned out to be one of my all time favorite recreations.

This is my model face
I wore it thrift store shopping with a dear friend of mine.  It was super hot and she wore jeans and totally regretted it.  I was sure glad to be wearing a cotton dress!


  1. Seeing the before picture makes the finished product even more amazing! And yes, I seriously regretted wearing those jeans! :)*

  2. Wow, that's frumpy to awesome! Well done! :-)