Fun sewing blog–Upcycling a dress a day
Okay, this is just fun. In the spirit of “Julie and Julia,” this blogger has vowed to repurpose 365 frumpy thrift store dresses for no more than $365 over the course of a year, one a day. I found this on MNN (Mother Nature Network, of course!)
She does before and after pictures, gives general directions but not explicit tutorials…this stuff probably isn’t for the faint of heart nor the novice seamstress, although on the other hand, if you spent two bucks on a dress at the local thrift store and screw it up, who cares?
She’s good, though–for example, on day 172, she started with this:
And ended up with this:
True, she’s thin and petite and cute, and probably almost anything would look good on her, but it’s still damn inspiring.