Do you remember wearing Amy Byer? I sure do. Back in the late 80’s, early 90’s I loved those dresses. I found this white Amy Byer dress at the thrift store for a whopping $1.50 and I knew it had potential. But not as an 80’s fad, but as a sweet “grandma’s sewing nook” inspired dress. What I did not expect was how much the jacquard pattern popped once it was dyed. Fun surprise!
-Unpick crazy ruffle sleeves and finish armholes with a “bias tape facing” made from extra fabric.
-Dye dress yellow
-Dip dye dress (top down) into brown dye.
-Cut and attach collar made from thrifted, crocheted doily (the oval shape worked great).
-Hand sew vintange covered buttons.