Drab to Fab Jumper

refashioned dress

This saucy little number used to be a frumpy and unflattering frock. Katherine got it from the thrift store for 6 bucks, and it was definitely in need of a makeover! I would have had the foresight to realize that it could be such cute little jumper, but she did, and I love the finished, fun look.

Drab to Fab at Thrifted Things

Little Girls’ Shirt Dress

Girls' dress refashion

I tried shirring (sewing with elastic thread) one time on my little Kenmore Mini Ultra sewing machine, and it was a bust. The poor little machine just couldn’t handle it! But I could tell that if it had worked, it would have been cool. And this little dress made from a man’s shirt solidifies that. It’s so darling, and perfect for summer, which is close around the corner. The tutorial is easy to follow, and if you’ve never tried shirring, it’s easier than it looks (just use the right machine!).

Shirred Shirt Dress at Homemade Lovely

$3 Frumpy Dress Becomes a Stunner

This transformation reminds me that I don’t look at the clearance rack at Target (my favorite store) nearly enough. What started out as a shapeless swim coverup was converted into a ruched dress with beautiful trim. I’m so impressed with Kate’s skills, and it’s easier than it looks!

Frumpy Dumpy Three Dollar Dress at see kate sew