Tropical Cutie

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I was able to get all the panels, necessary for the princess seaming, from one dress. It took some manipulation on my part, but I made it work! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't worry if it doesn't work, especially using such inexpensive fabric...you can always go hunt down some more bargains!

What you will need

  • I found a flowery print rayon shirt-dress in the Bargain Bin (99 cents a pound) at the Goodwill Thrift Store
  • so it literally cost me less than 99 cents! I took it apart and reconstructed it into this cute 1940s style dress (or a summery top
  • for the modest woman!). The green halter straps were made from a silk blouse also found in the Bargain Bin (Im estimating about 25 cents for this fabric) and the buttons on the back closure were repurposed from the shirt-dress.

Q&A with BrightIdeas

boxer Mom asked:
wow! That's awesome!!
BrightIdeas answered:
Thank you so much!
Zsuzso asked:
Yes, I agree with boxer Mom. Great job !
BrightIdeas answered:
Thank you very much!
getitDun asked:
You're good!
BrightIdeas answered:
Thanks! It was a personal challenge :)