Valentines Day Hearts and Stripes

Time for a refash for Valentines Day! And no this will not contain anything red (I’m daring to be different).

I started with this dress I found at a thrift store in Lansing, MI.


Added light gray bias tape to the sleeves.
  And to the bottom as well.

  Pinned lace hem tape on the front!

This is where the hearts. Come in: DSC_0268I picked up this adorable gray heart patterned fabric at the fabric store!

I printed a pattern for a Peter Pan Collar. Pinned it and cut it out! I folded the fabric so I could cut all 4 pieces at once.

Pinned two layers together.DSC_0270Marked .5cm seam allowance.

Sewed them together.DSC_0272DSC_0273Turned my collar right side out with a bamboo skewer (these things are so useful)!

DSC_0274Sewed the ends together.

DSC_0276I pinned my collar to the neckline of my dress. (Thanks to my body double, Sally)

Now I messed up a little. I really should have measured how long to make my collar because it came up too short. Now I know for next time.

DSC_0277Annnd the last detail: I hand sewed some thin ribbon the collar to tie into a bow!

The husband and I decided to stay in for the night. (Hense the totally cool fuzzy bunny socks, they really complete this dress) 😉 We made dinner together, opened a bottle of Prosecco and got ready to watch The Walking Dead. (How very romantic, I know)

Happy Refashioning!!!


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