Repurposing A Dress :: Project #41:18 AM
I've always loved the idea of re-purposing but never really did it. Inspiration came when I saw this post. I was totally ready to re-purpose! I ventured to Salvation Army on half price clothing day. My plan was to find a dress with a cute print and make a purse for my sister-in-law for her birthday. She's an orange and red kind of gal, but I couldn't find anything I liked in those colors. This dress caught my eye; I think it was the earthy feel with the green and blue.
In my head, I had grand plans for this dress. I was going to use the zipper and make a purse that zipped with a strap and everything. Unfortunately time was not on my side and I had to reluctantly scale down some of those plans.
I guess I really shouldn't say "unfortunately" because I am happy with the end result...a cute little drawstring bag. It's just perfect to hold the set of paints that are coming with it.
When you have a sister-in-law that can paint like this...
...you have to keep her stocked with paint! :)
After the bag was finished, I consulted my expert stylist, Emma G, for advice on some embellishments. She carefully chose 4 buttons to which I sewed on to be the center of the flowers!