3.15.2008

Repurposed: the story of a dress

Once there was a linen dress that was too big. So it sat in my closet, alone.Then one day I chopped it up and added some silk ribbon embroidery:

And some vintage buttons and pretty cotton lining:
And the old dress became a new dress:

And together we made someone happy.

The end.

(Repurposing is a great way to make things without spending money. Check your closets. There's sure to be a wool sweater with a hole that can be shrunk and made into mittens. Or a out-of-date style in cute fabric that can become a bib, bag, or baby toy. Tablecloths are also great sources of fabric for repurposing projects. Come on, I challenge you to be creative with something you already have!)

4 comments:

bethany said...

Just don't be like me and keep mass-quantities of clothing that has "potential" that I have yet to figure out! I'll whip something up... you'll see!

Deborah R Foucachon said...

Great idea, Mackenzie! I love your "totally hip" creativity! :)

Abby said...

Mackenzie, I really like your silk ribbon embroidery. I keep seeing that and I need to try it.

Mackenzie Miller said...

Abby--it's really fun. I think it's more time consuming that floss embroidery, but I love the 3-D quality.