Can you say Throwback Thursday?
Yep, that’s me at 12 years old, at my first 4-H fashion show…yep, fashion show.
I came upon this picture the other day while going through an old box of keepsakes.
Here’s an old pattern that looks like the one I might’ve used…
Now check out this similar frock I purchased for a mere .49 at my favorite local thrift store, Mel Trotter.
And since they are similar in style, I thought this would make a great Throwback Thursday refashion!
Let’s get down to business…
I actually had an idea of what I wanted to do with this, the moment I took it off the rack. It reminded me of a refashion I saw on the ReFashionista’s website.
I started out by chopping off the top part…
This left an opening at the waist that needed to be stitched up…
It’s now a somewhat less hideous button down flowery skirt.
But I still wasn’t about to leave the house wearing it that way.
So this is what I did…
I left the top button of the skirt buttoned up, but unbuttoned the 2nd, 3rd and 4th buttons.
Then I put the skirt on like a dress, using the unbuttoned part as a sleeve.
To finish off the look, I just threw on a belt, and voila!
I thought this might be a cute dress to wear over my swimsuit, on the way to the beach.
This is what made me want to make something summer-y.
I don’t know how much longer I’ll have to wait to be able to wear it, but I’m guessing about 4 more months?
Let’s see what the groundhog has to say : )
Question: What hideous style do you think of on Throwback Thursday? Are you daring enough to share it below?
Bonus Question: If Calgon really could “take you away” today, where would you go?