Sunday, May 22, 2011

Inside Out: Sunday Best for Less Thrift Store Dress Find!

I love the chance to dress up on Sundays for church.  Is that weird that I am more comfortable in a dress then I am in shorts or jeans?  I was SUPER excited to find this darling blue pinstripe Gap dress at Goodwill for $3.49 recently.  It was  a couple of sizes too big, but even though I'm not a seamstress, I can sew a couple of straight lines (which is all it took to make this dress fit me!).  

I took the dress home and tried it on once more to see it in a better light.  UGH!!  I found little stains all OVER it, like this one:

I decided I would give some shout a try, since I couldn't return the dress!  Well, when I took the dress off, I noticed that the inside lining of the dress was a beautiful light blue color, and there were no exposed seams!  Plus the fabric was super soft and showed no wrinkles, and I loved the way the ruffles peeked through the lining at the bottom.

I took a couple of inches off the sides of the dress and put it on inside out and was happy with my new frock.  I had to get my husband to zip it up, though, since the zipper faced the inside of the dress.  

The big girls were off to the pool after church, but we stopped for a moment for some walking encouragment!

You can do it!

Yay, you did it!

Charlotte's dress:  $1 yard sale find.  The girls are wearing swimsuits from Target.  And somehow we all coordinated, but didn't plan it that way!
I'm excited to have a new comfy church dress for less!  Happy Sunday!


  1. Love the transformation! Also Charlotte's dress is adorable!

  2. I inherited a wonderful sewing machine from my mother in law and I've been meaning to set it up and learn how to use it. It will really save me so much if I only knew the "secrets" of the thread and needle. :)

  3. That is so clever! Love your blog! You have such a beautiful family and your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Lindsey Turner

  4. I have to tell you that years ago my aunt made my wedding gown. We used the wrong side of the fabric intentionally. I thought you would appreciate that. Your dress looks beautiful.

  5. Wow, your dress looks really pretty!


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