Thrift Store Clothing Revamp: Floral Dress

Thrift store clothing revamp: Take 2. (See Take 1 here).

Floral Dress Before

This revamp was much easier than trying to manipulate a romper. This dress had some great lines sewn in that made perfect points at which to take the dress in!

Before and after


Step 1: Remove shoulder pads.

Step 2: Hem lining now too long from taking out shoulder pads.

Step 3: Dye the bottom of the dress with a pink & orange combination.

Step 4: Take the dress in. Try on. Repeat until the correct size is reached.

Step 5: Sew button back onto the back.

Before and after 2

Also, I apparently did get a little bit of a tan so far this summer. (Evidence: ghostly skin on left, pathetically tan skin on right).



The back is SO cute. And normally the zipper isn’t sticking out, but whatever. I’d go for better pictures, but I’m normally doing this while trying to bribe Mike to take pictures and keep the baby out of trouble.

I kind of love the old ladyish print. I’m cool with it if you are.

One thought on “Thrift Store Clothing Revamp: Floral Dress

  1. Judith M Heimerl says:

    Emily –

    I should hate you if I didn’t love you. You are so incredibly talented – OMG!! What a beautiful job you did with this dress. I love the different color on the bottom. It looks fabulous on you and the prints are in right now, so you are right in style!! Love the whole look!


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