Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One Dress = Two Projects!

On Mother's Day I decided that I would put old grievances aside and start a "new" relationship.  No it's not with my Mother sillies.. we have been cool since my teenage years ended.. (boy was that rough).. but rather with my

I have been seeing all of these awesome sewing projects here in blog land and I decided that I want to be awesome too!
So on Mother's Day my daughter and I sat down with the machine and started crafting! 
I started with an old summer dress that I found "spring " cleaning.
The first present that I made myself  was an altered book purse! 
I started with the cover of an old kid's book, my dress, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, beaded purse handles and some rhinestones.

I covered the book with the scrapbook paper

and then I followed the directions at curbly.com to make this!
I was sooo excited because I always wanted to make one!

After the purse was made I had exactly half a dress leftover.  I am Always complaining that I need an apron.. if you ever saw me bake.. you would understand.. I look like I have been through a flour war!
So I took my half dress and made an apron!

To make it I cut the straps and made a halter top.  Then I cut some excess fabric and made two straps for ties and a pocket.  
First I folded and ironed around the outside seam of the dress and sewed it so that the sides were even and finished.
Next I sewed the pocket onto tohe front of the apron.

Last I sewed the strips into straps and attached to the apron.

And Voila!  My old dress became two sweet new items!  Whoo hoo.. I think I am in love with my sewing machine!
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  1. I love the purse! This was a great way to use the dress. Thanks for sharing!

  2. YAYY!! I'm so proud that you rekindled your relationship with the sewing machine. WAY TO GO!!