I recently saw a Tik Tok about a place called Dirt Cheap. They essentially buy up stuff that was returned or never sold from stores like Target. I have one near my college and stopped by the other day to see what it’s all about.
It was pretty fascinating, I’d recommend it. They have a wide range of things and I picked up this dress for $4. I haven’t been able to find refashions for that cheap at thrift stores. Even thift stores have inflated their prices with the times. While I’m not complaining for me, I find it scary for those that are relying on those types of stores for their clothes and housewares. I’ve been paying quite a bit more for used clothes than you can find for new at Dirt Cheap.
This is the dress I found.
I don’t know what you think about the current “peasant” dress trend but I can’t say I’m a fan. I don’t get it, but I’m a huge fan of brining corduroy back. This peasant dress in corduroy was screaming for a refashion.
I used the same simplicity pattern 1370 that I used for this refashion.
I learned two things this time around. Corduroy would have been better to refashion into this pattern, Mccall’s M7726.
While I like how the corduroy turned out I think the fabric needed the structure of this McCall’s pattern. I also forgot to do the darts in the back which isn’t the biggest deal but it doesn’t lay as flat as it should because of that. Making this same McCall’s pants/shorts pattern as many times as I have has been one of the best lessons in fabrics that I could have ever taken. I’ve learned so must about how each fabric behaves and acts due to the consistency of using the same pattern.
While this isn’t my favorite refashion that I’ve ever done, I still think it turned out adorable. My favorite part of refashions is saving original details and being able to utilize the notions like the buttons. The buttons would have cost me at least $4.
What do you think of this transformation?