Last week I showed lots of examples and ways to upcycle dresses - from making bags, to skirts and even a money box!
I also showed you the dresses that I had cleared from my own wardrobe that needed something done with them!
One dress - the blue and pink one, was so small that all I had to do was shorten the straps slightly and pass it on to my daughter - who is growing closer to my height all the time!
Next I looked at 2 purple knit dresses that I bought on holiday in Bali a couple of years ago.
I love the colour of these dresses and they are so comfortable - but unfortunately, after a couple of washes, they had shrunk to little more than tops!
So - I decided to merge the two together into a single dress that was a bit longer!
I'll post next week about how I did this!!
UPDATE - the tutorial can now be found here.
The last few dresses were worn or had tears and holes in them.
I decided to use an idea from Michele who commented last week:
"Any cotton dresses I've had naturally go into quilts in my
house too, so there's another idea! :)"
And that is exactly what I decided to do!
This is as far as I've got as yet - I'm hoping next week to put it all together as a small quilt - I'll post some pictures when it's done!
If you have any dress refashions or upcycles - then please do add them to the ongoing linky below! There are some great ideas there already - so do take a look!
Come back next week, when I shall be looking at upcycling tank tops!