June 11, 2008

I love Target

Over the weekend I saw a dress on sale at Target for only $7. I liked the cut and the fabric, but it was really long - about mid-calf - which made it look a bit stuffy. It seemed like an easy fix and $7 is just too good to pass up. So I took it home, hemmed it, and took the sides in a bit at the bottom since it was sticking out and forming a very stiff triangle. It also had a sash that was strung through 2 loops on either side. It was a bit unruly so I cut off the loops and sewed the sash to the front of the dress to keep it in place. And now I have me a new summer dress!

$7 target dress re-done

9 comments:

Ruth said...

very cute!! don't you love target?? (i'm always at the jewelry section trying to figure out what pieces i want to buy and then take apart to redo what i want to do.) :)

::{J}:: said...

Great job Wendy, and what a wonderful find!

insaknitty said...

I can feel the target love! woohoo! :D

cornelia said...

wow that is really cool. =b um i have pants that need hemming. haha ;)

kayla_d said...

So cute and fresh! I love the look. And those kinds of finds are the best!

ishya said...

neat! can you do some hemming for me too? =)

Shimmy Shake said...

Oh, I love target - wish we had them up here. Such a great find, the dress is so sweet and just perfect for a beautiful summer day.

Stardust said...

Hi! I came via some blogs and made my way here! Love the paper flower tip and going to try it as soon as possible! Like the dress as much as you do and how you touched it up. Good work!

kidsstuffworld said...

Hi Wendy,

I came across your blog today and fell in love wit this post. I would love to feature your dress in a new segment on my blog, Take Something Ordinary and Make it Extraordinary.

If you're up to it, please email me at kidsstuffworld @ gmail dot come or stacymae @ mac dot com .

Feel free to check out my site at www.kidsstuffworld.com

Thanks,
Hope to hear from you soon,

Stacy