Upcycled Dress

June 5, 2012

Yesterday, I made this dress from a Vintage Thrifted Top I bought and some scrap sample yardage of fabric from a past internship. I guess the term for this is ‘Upcycling‘– “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.” (This term is new to me!)

It was pretty easy and fun process. I like the idea of reinventing something into a different form. I have more ideas on ways to do this, and I may start selling these in my shop! (Of course in Plus Size!)


I really like the rugged and semi-unfinshed quality of the dress. I  used a zig-zag stitch to give is a certain “je ne sais quoi.”



My new thing to hunt for: items to transform and fabric yardage of some sort! I’ve definitely got my feet itching to try out some more ideas!



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