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SSS Days 1-3

Day 1 – I made this dress from Simplicity 7072. I love the simple retro shape with a fun gingham print! I didn’t like the darts so I used a different pattern in order to make princess seams which created a much nicer fit!

The orange gingham dress goes perfect with the new apron I whipped up with an aqua checked fabric from my stash.

Day 2 – Altered yet another $1 thrifted dress

Looks quite a bit better after losing almost a couple feet off the hem.

Day 3 – Cut this size 18 dress in half and attached the skirt to a simple black tank. I got the dress from Goodwill for a buck and it even has the original tag for $84.

I want to do something with the top half of this dress as its like the softest cotton ever! I also have plans for the bottom half of the tank I used to update the dress.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting the next three days of Self-Stitched September and so on…

Thanks for your patience with my MIA posting. I just started my last semester of nursing school and things are a bit stressed.

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15 Responses to SSS Days 1-3

  1. I absolutely love the orange gingham dress! (Saw it on Sew Retro). It looks fantastic on you — and it does look really cute with the apron.

  2. Tilly says:

    So cute! Love the orange gingham dress… and your shoes…

  3. Georgia says:

    That color orange looks fantastic on you! It really makes your skin and hair look great! The dress is super cute and simple too. Love it. Great work. You’ve got such vision for thrifted things – Awesome!

  4. Katarina says:

    Oh the peer pressure. My favorite is also the orange one. It looks really nice on you and it is a color I don’t see very often on people, you must be one of the few that can wear this shade. I personally could never wear orange without looking ill.

  5. Erica Louise says:

    You have been really busy with all of these! I also love the gingham dress, its fantastic, great job!

  6. Len says:

    Loving the gingham dress! Your face in the Before picture of the third dress cracks me up, it’s a total ‘HAHA LOOK AT THIIIIIS’ face :D

    Glad to see you back :D

  7. Bravo excellent refashions you are the best! =D
    that last dress you made it’s absolutely beautiful!

  8. Lizzy says:

    Hi! I just discovered your blog thanks to sew retro. I love your dress and that apron is just so cute and fits perfect with your dress!

    Very goood idea altering your dresses!

  9. Christy says:

    Yea!! You are back! The orange dress looks fantastic, and even cuter with the apron. As for the other dress, I can’t believe someone would consider paying $84 for that dress. I wouldn’t pay $8. =)

    I learned to sew from my mom, but have pretty much taught myself since about 4th grade.

  10. gwenstella says:

    oh my god i LOVE the orange gingham dress!!!! i want one too!!!

  11. Sølvi says:

    Oh! I adore the gingham shift dress. The color look fabulous on you!

  12. Suzie says:

    Really love the orange gingham dress, the colour is so unusual. I would totally want one for myself, but unfort orange and me are not good friends :(
    You look great in it tho!

  13. Jessica says:

    The gingham dress is adorable! I agree with you that princess seams give a nicer fit – those a-line darted patterns never looks right to me. I love your dress refashions – you have a great sense of style!

  14. Christiana says:

    Angie, you are a master at refashioning. I enjoy your creations. I’ve added you to my blog roll

    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

  15. mommymae says:

    i LOOOOOVE the apron over the dress!

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