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Can you believe that it is already Round 2 of Sewvivor? This week’s challenge was Upcycled/Repurposed. After some careful consideration (so many things to upcycle, so little time!)- I decided to make a summer dress. But not just any dress- an easy breezey drop waist beach dress.
One of my favorite parts of warm weather is the dresses that rotate into my weekly wardrobe! I know dresses seem fussy to some people (like my sister, for example), but they are the ultimate in easy-wear to me. You pull on one article of clothing, add sandals and accessories, and you are out the door. Fabulous!
And this season, I am loving the laid back comfy drop waist dresses that are popping up on dress racks!
The twist? I used few men’s XL undershirts as my material.
My favorite aspect of the dress is its wearability. I took it with me on our Spring Break trip to Mexico and the day that I wore it included a trip to the local flea market, miles and miles of walking (between boardwalks, beaches, and around the old town in Puerto Vallarta), and a dinner out.
Not only was I entirely comfortable the entire time, the dress easily transitions from an outfit for uber casual walks on the boardwalk to less casual hot-ate-wear and everything in between. I guess that’s what happens when a bunch of men’s tshirts take on new form as a dress, right?
My other favorite parts? The color- dark blue with a hint of green (I dyed the tshirts before I made the dress), the drop waist (so trendy and so easy to wear), and the pleats (they add the smallest kick of prep). Oh, and I love it that this dress was super easy to put together (the tutorial is in the works)- I am certain I’ll be making myself another one of these dresses in the next couple of weeks!
If you have a minute, would you head over to this week’s Sewvivor poll and vote?
Gorgeous girl! Good luck.
Thanks Chris!!! 🙂
Love this dress! It looks so comfy and summery 🙂
Thanks Renee- comfy and summery are exactly how I’d describe it! 🙂
You look lovely! I just made myself the cutest bag today out of…. wait for it… madras plaid golf pants from the thrift store! It is so awesome! (even if I do say so myself!)
A madras golf pants bag sounds FABULOUS- so preppy! I LOVE IT! 🙂
This is awesome. It really does look easy and breezy…makes me want to go to Mexico myself!
Haha- me too! And I just got back. 🙂
Loved the sweater puppets!
You are so pretty! This is one of my favorite things you have made I think!
Delia, you are such a doll. THANKS for the compliments. And, to be honest, it’s one of my favorite things I’ve made too. Mostly because it’s just so functional. Love those projects! 🙂
ruthie Perez says
You go girlie! Voted sorry I’ve been away it’s been kinda crazy busy here…good luck!
Love it! Looks great!
Thanks Maggie! 🙂
Morgan Adams says
This is so cute! How do you make it? Is there a tutorial?
Hey Morgan! I am putting together the tutorial still, but it should be up early next week. 🙂
Thankfully Thrifty says
Super excited for this tutorial! So cute!
Thanks Ashleigh. It’s so easy! It should be up early next week. 🙂
Oh, yay! I can’t wait for the tute! I have some purple dye that I would love to use this for. We have almost a dozen weddings this summer and this would be great to dress up or down according to the type of shindig.
Thanks Tiffany! The tut should be up early next week- it’d be perfect for wedding season. 🙂