Sometime last summer my mom found this little red Christmas dress for Grace. I brought it home, hung it in her closet and then forgot about it until about a week ago when I was going through her clothes. (Nice.)
Now Christmas is over and there’s no way the dress will still fit her next December but I still want her to get some wear out of it before she grows out of it. So I came up with a plan.
Here’s what it looked like yesterday morning:
And here’s what it looks like now:
It was the easiest up cycle ever.
Here’s what I did:
*I removed the velvet flower and leaves with my seam ripper.
*I chopped off the long sleeves, making them short and finished them with bias tape.
*I added some white lace to peek out underneath the heavier velvet ruffle.
As you can see it didn’t take much to change this dress from Christmas to Valentine’s.
(Now I’ve just got to find her some little white gloves and some white patent leather shoes!)
And it got me to thinking—about this time of year thrift stores are starting to get a surplus of these kinds of red velvety Christmas dresses (loads of them with the black belts with the buckles, you know the kind).
How easy would it be to pick one up for a couple of bucks and make it over for Valentines Day?
Have a great weekend.