HOMEmaker's Challenge #2: Fashion for Less Edition

Today is Challenge #2 from The HOMEmaker's Challenge hosted by Amy Bayliss.

I have had so much fun the past two weeks with these challenges. But this week's was a bit harder for me.

Challenge #2 is called "Fashion for Less" and our challenge was to put together three new outfits without spending any money. Whew! This is hard especially since I have no sister's living close to me! 

But I made do and remade an old dress. 

This is the original. It is floor length. I wore to a dance in high school and have never touched it since. It's too long and too boring haha. {Sorry these photos are from my phone. My camera is dead)

And this is the re-done dress! 

I shortened the dress and took the excess of the bottom and made a cute sash belt for it. And then took some more scraps and made two matching flowers and a white flower just to add a little spunk. 

And while I only did one outfit and not three and while this is not exactly a new outfit since I probably still won't be wearing this for a while it is now a cute dress for something fancy and I'm so happy with the outcome!

I know all you crafty ladies aren't impressed ;) but I am! I only recently started sewing and this was my first attempt at altering something and I'm so happy with the outcome. 

And I am leaving in about an hour for an eight hour drive to go see family so that's my excuse for only doing one outfit. 

Can't wait to see what you all come up with! 


  1. Wow! great job. The dress is really cute and your flowers are amazing! You should be proud of yourself!

  2. Oh, next fancy date night with the hubby or someones wedding and you have a seriously cute dress to wear. You did an awesome job. Very creative.

  3. Great dress - who knows, maybe that night out will come sooner than you think. BTW - am I the only one that is disgusted at you for being able to wear something from high school?


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