Have you seen those cute sheer dresses with cute embroidery flowers on them?
They had been very on trend and I wanted one but never could find one. I found one at local thrift shop and grabbed it up even thought it did not fit that great. I thought why not modify it and make it better. It sat in my closet for a long time. I finally had that “cute” sheer dress with cute embroidery flowers and I hated it. The shape, the color. I just was not feeling it anymore.
I found some inspiration on Pinterest of an outfit with similar looking fabric but in black as a skirt and top and figured I would try a similar look.
First I dyed the dress using DyeMore Rit Dye which dyes polyester fabrics. I can’t even remember the last time I dyed something but now I remember why I don’t do this often. It was not the most fun process. It was hot and smelly but it did give me a color I was going for.
Keep in mind it also dyed the flowers dark so if that is not ok with you then this won’t work.
After dyeing I went at it with scissors cutting the top off for a crop top and enough fabric in the bottom for the skirt. I did not have to do much to the top after I cut it off. I did cut off the elastic at the wrist to make it more free flowing.
The skirt I used pattern Simplicity 8300 View A and added a stretch woven as my bottom layer. I made a size 12 and really needed a 10 because I had to take quite a bit off the side seams.
Now this look is obviously not for your faint of heart or for everyone but for a night on the town post COVID this will be a great fun look. I topped it off with another Upcycle. A blazer I picked up at a thrift store and put on this really cool skull in the back.
So pull out your ugly dresses, sweaters, pants and see how you can remake them.
Until Next Time! Please follow me on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/lovelyforlife1 and https://www.facebook.com/Lovelyforlifedesigns