Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Old to New in October: Butterflies

Natasha of Required 2 Be Inspired and I are hosting Old to New in October. The premise of this month-long project is to take something you already own and don't love and turn it into something totally wearable, again! It saves money and helps you recycle your wardrobe while getting crafty!

When Old Navy gives you butterflies, you try for a year to style them and then you chop them up and do a DIY. I loved the print on this dress when I first got it and then I had the toughest time styling it, so it's been in the "to do something with" pile for a while. The ruffle on the bottom was also a turn-off because it felt very little girl-ish. Good thing I have a little girl, right?

I took the slip out of underneath the dress and cut the hem to use for later.

Then I chopped the dress almost in half and laid the grey over the unfinished hem to see how my concept would look.

I couldn't bear to toss the old ruffle, so I made an elastic waistband skirt for the small fry so she could rock the butterflies, too. I can't wait until we go out in our matching outfits. We'll be so awesome.

And here's my finished product! Just a sweet little top that I can wear with skinny jeans and a blazer or cardigan- SO much better than the crazy dress I thought was so cute last summer!

Anika Burke Eclectic Boutique has graciously agreed to sponsor our entire Old to New in October project and will be providing some lovely prizes for not one, but THREE winners at the end of the month!

To qualify for any prizes, you must link your refashion project either here or at Required 2 Be Inspired on any Thursday during October. Each time you link up, it counts as one entry! The first prize winner will be chosen by Anika Burke, Natasha, and me based on the most creative and wearable project. Two other winners who have linked up throughout the month will be chosen at random! To be qualified for the random draw, you must link back to Anika Burke in your post. You can simply say, "Old to New in October is sponsored by Anika Burke Eclectic Boutique!" Or word it however you'd like, but as long as you do a project, link up, and link back to the online shop, you're in for the random draw!

- First place (most creative/wearable): $20 credit to PLUS the Elegant Rose flower bracelet and two matching accessories!
- Random draw: 12 piece prize pack (12 Anika Burke accessories!)
- Random draw: 3 piece prize pack (3 Anika Burke accessories!)


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