So, I have a confession. Remember that show: “Extreme Makeover”? I know it is a terrible, horrible, superficial show…but I kinda liked it. I mean who doesn’t like a good make-over? Like on Oprah- when they take the women who always wear bad mom jeans and sweat pants and give them a sassy haircut and some new duds and then they come out and the audience goes wild and their kids cry over how amazing they look… I mean makeovers are like, the best. Am I right? So obviously- when I’m thrifting, I have a good eye for those beautiful girls on the racks with cool buttons and pretty fabric- just waiting for me to wave my magic wand and turn them into the dress they always knew they could be.
Don’t tell Goodwill- but I found this beauty at Southern Thrift for $8. It had so much right (size, pockets, flared skirt, buttons, FABRIC!) and I knew that with a sleeve trim, a hem and a fixed button- it could be the most darling dress in the world!
I created this simple (and hilarious) tutorial for all you crafty thrifters and beginning sewers out there. In about 1 hour I was able to take this dress from weird to darling and you can too! Let me know what you think and what make-over sewing tips you are dying to know!
Those buttons tho!
I’m so happy with how this one turned out!
Love and Thrift,