Sunday, January 26, 2014

Animal Print Dress Refashion

Happy New Year!  Kung Hee Fat Choy! We're in the midst of celebrating the Chinese New Year here in Hawai`i, and although I don't have a horse inspired refashion, I have some before and after photos of an animal print redo for you.

I found this skirt for free at a clothing swap.  After all of the "cute" clothes were taken, I saw it sadly hanging out on the rack.  As I was holding it admiringly, the owner walked by and claimed that she would have never bought it had it not been for a salsa class she was taking.

I made the decision to give this discarded skirt a home in my closet.  I loved how full and flowy it felt and ended up wearing it several times.


The skirt would have perfectly happy as is, but I had other plans.  I saw that it had dress potential, and began to make the preparations for a transformation.  I first dyed it purple.  Next, I cut the bottom off and constructed a sleeveless top.  Finally, I added a zipper down the back. 

*Unfortunately, I don't have any quality process photos.  Bummer!

It turned out great!  I now have a flirty day dress.


  1. What a great transformation, this turned out lovely! :)

  2. I love it! I have never thought of trying to dye material. May have to try that.

  3. I'm a little sad for the loss of the floaty-ness of the skirt, but your transformation IS pretty amazing!!! And the color? Wonderful!!!

  4. Love the color and the transformation! You look great!

  5. Wow! Love this transformation. And the purple color is great. It still looks fun and floaty to me.

  6. Really cute! Great refashion! It's always fun to change up the color.

  7. Gorgeous - and the colour is a big part of that. Love what you did.


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