Thrifted Dress to “Garden Party Chic” Dress


We love how Sally nailed the “Garden Party Chic” trend (hello, Gatsby) with this refashion! She took a very large dress from her local thrift shop and turned it into this breezy summer dress. She shows you just how she did it, and how you can, too! (She also won a competition with this great project — see below.)

Refashion Runway: Summer Dress at Charity Shop Chic


(Check out all the winners of this cool competition.)

Men’s Shirt to Peplum Dress!

shirt to peplum dress


Laura found this great pattern in a polyester shirt found thrifting. And she made this amazing peplum dress from it. She gives you inspiration to try something spectacular from your thrifted finds. (And “peplum” refers to the ruffly part on the fitted dress … my husband made me add that since he had no idea what it meant!)

Men’s Shirt Refashion: Peplum Dress at Trash to Couture

Mini Tee-Dress Refashion

It’s hard for me to think of t-shirts as dresses (probably because I wear them every day as I’m lounging around the house in my jammie bottoms). The truth is, t-shirts make the perfect dresses for little girls with some simple alternations. So root through your t-shirt drawer and see what you can find !

Mini Tee-Dress Refashion at I Still Love You

Game Day Dresses From T-Shirts

Is there a team that you root for? I’m a proud University of of Washington Husky, and I’d love to have a dress to show my loyalty. These game day dresses are darling, and you can make one in a halter or tube top style. It’s all about adding jersey knit to the bottom. Learn more below!

Game Day Dresses at Devon Alana Design

Spice Up A Sunday Dress With Lace


Sometimes you need a new outfit but just don’t have the money to buy something. So what can you do? Raid your closet just like Danielle did! She took an old teal shirt and black skirt, added lace and turned it into a beautiful Sunday dress. It looks great with the black necklace, don’t you think? Visit Danielle to see how she did it.

The Lacey Sunday Dress at Blissful and Domestic

DIY Maxi Skirt

diy maxi skirt

We are loving maxi dresses right now – and who doesn’t? They are so comfortable! So comfortable, in fact, that you can make them out of t-shirts. That is exactly what Meg did, and the result is perfectly striped and fun for summer. Get the full tutorial so that you can make your own at her blog.

DIY Maxi Skirt at Brassy Apple

Frumpy Dress to Swimsuit Cover Up

I was so not inspired by the dress on the left – and I would go to the store to buy the swimsuit cover up on the right! I’m impressed that Carrie was able to see the potential in this dress, and I agree that the pattern is fantastic. Can you make a ruffle? It’s not as hard as it looks. Learn how it came together below.

Frumpy Dress to Swimsuit Coverup at This Mama Makes Stuff