I've been admiring upcycled dresses on etsy lately, in particular Lucy Magnolia's shop. I decided to try my hand at upcycling. Keep in mind that this is the first time I've touched a sewing machine in years! I raided my closet for items that I no longer wear. I found an Old Navy tank top and a Forever 21 dress. I chopped off the tank under the bust line and cut the bottom off of the dress. I then pieced the two together and tried cinching in the waist a couple of different ways. First I used one of my skinny hand knitted scarfs, which can be seen in the first and last pictures. My favorite though is the oversized belt in the third pic.
I really enjoyed the process and I think I'll try this again soon.
Have you ever upcycled? :)