Making Stuff: Old House Dress to Sweet Summer Dress {refashion}

by This is Carrie on August 22, 2011

Being a nursing mom, I always have my eye out for cute shirt dresses.  With a little refashioning, this lightweight, comfortable, and pocketed thrift store find has become my favorite “new” summer dress.<


1 . Shorten about 6″

2. Cut off long sleeves, sew casing and add elastic.

3.Unpick hook and eye at neck so it will lay more open.

4. Pair with belt.

Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.



Twitter: moxiemandie
August 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

LOVE this Carrie! SO cute!

kristin August 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

very cute, nice refashion! why can i never find cute dresses like that at my thrift store? it’s all bad early 2000s old navy and gap and giant sweaters…

Monica August 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

Excellent refashion! I would definitely wear this.

Delilas August 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

i would love to go thrifty with you so you could teach me better my talent. I love that you see the potential in things that I would other-wise just pass over. Keep the inspiration coming.

Delilas Reply:

correction ….. teach me better this talent. :)

Pamela August 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I love this summer dress and that belt is fantastic. I love re-fashioned clothes.

Twitter: HeatherCowdell
August 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm

… and it looked great on you!

Christy September 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

That might just be one of my favorite refashions!

Rozann January 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

Absolutely darling! I so admire you for seeing the potential in a discarded dress. I’m working on improving in that department. Thanks for the inspiration!

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