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Christmas Dress Remake for $0.90!

Last year, my mom bought Chloe a beautiful Christmas dress. This year, it still could have fit, but what little girl wants to wear a Christmas dress 2 yrs in a row, and even if she did, Chloe is now 9 going on 16 and the dress is now, “sort of little kid-ish”.   
(this is our dress makeover)
Last year’s dress. Isn’t the red material ever so work-able!

We decided to shoot for something close to this. (
I cut strips that were 4 in wide. Two of the material layers were see-through, so I had to cut parts of the dress to back it also. I used the bottom of the dress, so that I could get out of heming it. Luckily, one of the layers was already ruffled. 

So I ruffled them (slightly) and sewed the netted layers over the slinky material. (so that we wouldn’t have any see-through material). Then sewed one layer to another. 
Next I took the belt off the dress and used glass rocks, (we used them for a marble jar for rewards and punishments…good system) and made a marble/fabric necklace (there were no round marbles at our Dollar Store!). 

Here is a good close-up of the necklace. Tutorial here at Crafted Sparrow.

and here’s the skirt! (I have to say it was a good makeover!)
The necklace and the skirt cost me $0.90 (for the big elastic waistband)…that was it! Shirt, leggings and shoes, she already had.

So there you have it. A Christmas dress re-make for $0.90!
and since we were playing around with cameras and photography, I have to throw this picture in too. 


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  1. I love it! For any occasion! Just the fact you recycled a dress for a girl her age? Most girlies won’t have any of that, but with your designs you certainly made it more than work! I love recycling! Kudos!

  2. Great job! Hopefully she turns into a teen who will re-invent her own clothes and stuff and come up with a one of kind look so she will stand out (in a GOOD way) from her friends. She’d be the girl who was known as “The girl that has such cool outfits”.

    I’m lucky, mine did and yes, she stood out stylishly from her friends!
    Smiles and Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine,
    ~Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW IL
    Visiting from FJI linky party

  3. Great remake!

  4. very creative stylish for a little girl who knows what she wants come see what I shared at

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  6. That looks so cute;)
    LOvely greetings…

  7. Saw you on Coastal Charm. Love the makeover!!

  8. That is a fantastic re-do! How creative you are! Lucky girl there!

  9. super cute!! it makes me want to go pull out all my daughters old dresses and create to!!

  10. very beautiful! What a creative way to re-use the dress.

  11. Sooo beautiful!!! 90Cents is unheard of for something that pretty!! I can’t wait to see what you make next!

  12. She is adorable. That dress came out beautifully.

  13. This is a great idea!! I would love for you to share it at my “Best of 2011” link party at

  14. This is such a good idea! I just may have to do this next year!

  15. How in the world do you come up with such FANTASTIC ideas!??! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    XO, Aimee

  16. Very cute and quite clever!


  17. Wow, great makeover for such a terrfic price! I couldn’t help thinking that women would pay a pretty penny to have beautiful colored hair like Chloe’s!

    PS. I’m hosting a “Best of 2011” party. Hope you’ll swing by to share your favorite post of the year!

  18. Amazing!Very cute remake and beautiful model 🙂

  19. Your dress is positively SMASHING!! Gorgeous model! So happy to have you link up to the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!
    Happy New Year!

  20. I love how you revamped this outfit and of my heck only .90 cents. That rocks! I love the way to turned out. I would love to have you link up to my Homemade Year Linky Party. It is the new theme on my blog Blissful and Domestic for 2012.

  21. So Sweet!

    What a pleasure it has been getting to know you!

    Thank you for being a friend of 2805 and for sharing at Potpourri Friday. I wish you a healthy, prosperous and sparkling New Year!

  22. Unbelievable what 90c can do! And your daughter is so precious! Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now Happy new year! My

  23. Very creative and cute!

  24. Look at your cutie-pie daughter!

    I love the dress redo, and she is just rockin’ those pics! : )

  25. Absolutely darling!

  26. I just wanted to let you know I featured your cute dress redo on Blissful and Domestic tonight. Stop by and grab a button:>

  27. What a very cute dress remake. To think that you’ve spent only 0.90$ for it makes me want to create mine too!

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