Monday, February 28, 2011

My first zipper!!!

Last week Jess from craftiness is not optional did another sew along, this time she included a zipper. I was so excited because I've never done a zipper before and I knew she would be the perfect person to teach me.  

And, because it's been a while since I've done a refashion I thought it would be fun to do one for this project. 
I turned this old skirt into the adorable Charlotte Dress
I've always loved the pattern on the skirt but it didn't work on my body, so I never really wore it. 

I love the turquoise and yellow together. 

There it is- my first zipper and it's even an invisible zipper. 

I couldn't help myself and made some matching hair flowers. 

Thanks Jess, I don't know if I could have made this step without you.

For details on the sew-along, aka free lessons on how to sew this go HERE

I'm looking forward to working on some more refashions for spring and summer.  

Check out THESE super cool parties that I link to. 

26 comments:

a Matula ikrek said...

Great job, cute modell, and you shouldn't "help yourself", because those hairflowers are perfect too! :o)

millie said...

OH, that is LOVELY! What an awesome refashion! Your dd looks beautiful and the hair flowers and dress are super sweet and summery. Great job.

Chris said...

The dress turned out beautifully. I love that the wall and dress coordinate! Congrats on tackling zippers.

Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista said...

What a beautiful way to be green and save the planet.

I have a simiar skirt that I want to turn into a dresss but didn't know ho to even start it.

Thanks for the inspiration!!

XOX

Emily said...

Beautiful! The color combo is great. Stop by sometime, domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

seeRsew said...

I almost followed this same tutorial this weekend, but it seemed too fancy for my beginner set of skills. Yours turned out so beautifully! Now I really want to try this to make an Easter dress for my daughter...so lovely!

Suzie said...

so cute!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

What a gorgeous little dress! You did such a great job! I've never done a zipper either...scary!

Jess said...

It's perfect for spring! I am loving that color combo. :) I'm glad the zipper was easy for you! hooray for conquering them!

Tereza said...

It is lovely! The colour is great, and it's the cutest little dress for the spring and summer!

Cindy said...

Way to go with the zipper!!! It's a beautiful dress :)

Hyphen Interiors said...

How adorable!! I love the dress and the color. What an amazing re-design. Very creative and well done. The model is pretty cute, too!

Cindy said...

That is the sweetest little dress and model! You did a great job on that zipper, they aren't easy. I love it.
Hugs, Cindy

Delia said...

I have yet to do a zipper too. You did a fantastic job! You are giving me courage to try soon...maybe. :)

Sandra said...

Great job on turning the skirt into a beautiful dress. The yellow fabric really adds a nice accent to the design. The first zipper is always the hardest:)

Sugar_Tart said...

It turned out lovely, and great job on the zipper! I also LOVE the colors! I just made a pair of toddler shoes in almost the same shades last night, too cool.

Abby said...

Super cute! I love the colors and the zipper looks perfect!

Humble Homemaker said...

Awesome! Fantastic job. My first zip was a disaster so well done. :) The colours are gorgeous together too. Thanks for sharing.
Humble Homemaking

Emily said...

Love the colors of the dress and that you upcycled it! Great job with the zipper! I still haven't tried one. . . .

Melanie said...

I LOVE IT!!!!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

you did an AMAZING job on this dress!! This is unbelievable, it looks like it should have been a dress the whole time :) Thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com (p.s. did you enter my giveaway for handstamped jewelry? It ends the 4th :)

Cha Cha said...

I love this sweet little dress, and let's just take a minutee and talk about how big your little one is getting, oh my. Good job on your zipper---they tend to make me say unsavory words,haha.

Hope you have a great week and BTW I can't wait to see what you apron looks like.

Cha Cha

Jerri Neddermeyer said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO STINKIN' CUTE! Every last inch of it is adorable! Great job leaning new techniques!

Suzy said...

Absolutely beautiful! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://www.suzyssitcom.com and link this project!

suzy

{jen} said...

Wow, that is one impressive refashion! I love it. The colors are great.

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

wow!!! I am so impressed... I have never done a zipper before!!! Great job! I hope you will share this over at the Project Party Weekend! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

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