Thursday, March 4, 2010

Re Purposed Prom Dress

So my oldest daughter Brinley needed an outfit for her schools annual Sock Hop! Okay, okay, so technically she didn't Need a new outfit! I made her a precious Red poodle skirt last year that she could have easily worn this year.

But, if you know me, It has to be a new outfit each time! That's the fun part for me! Anyway, I had been planning to do a 50's style party dress! You know the kind with a very full skirt and lots of frills! However, we were running low on funds this week and the budget didn't allow for a trip to the fabric store. So I had to get creative. I just happened to have a prom dress from Aaron's 1997 prom that my grandmother and I made! This dress is made completely out of white eyelet lace! Perfect right!

I also had these really adorable yellow chiffon ruffles that I had left over from another project.

Brinley also has a white pettiskirt that we use all the time that goes nicely under her eyelet skirt!

I chopped the skirt off of the dress!

Then I went to work making a skirt and top from the fabric ( I still have lots left over!).

Okay, so I have a little tweaking to do and it looks much better on, but my model is at school. So if you want to see the finished project on our girl check back in couple of days to see details from the Sock Hop!

The Trendy Treehouse


  1. Take lots of pics! Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. I think you are going to have to change the name of your blog.... because you ARE SUPER-MOM!!!!! That is awesome! Will you teach me to sew?? :)

  3. Thanks Girls! I will be posting pictures tomorrow!

    Yes Carrie, I will teach you how to sew! :)

  4. That's awesome!! Your girls are so beautiful!

  5. So cute! I found you from Sew Much Ado.

  6. So cute!! I love all you women that transform an old piece of clothing into something new and fabulous for the littles!! YAY!! Thanks for joining my weekly "Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday" party, hope to see you back next week!!


  7. Great post!!! Cute!! I am your newest follower!

  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you ladies! I can't believe I'm getting new followers! I'm very excited! :)

  9. Love it! I've got three old formals that I'm in the process of remaking into dress-up clothes for my daughter.

  10. Thanks Ladies! I'm so excited to have new followers! :)

  11. First of all, your model is just too precious and full of sparkle!!

    I love how this turned out!! Thank you for sharing!!

  12. That looks AWESOME. It looks like your little girl loves it! I'm amazed at your transformation capabilities! Great job!


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