I got it from my Momma

I’m so happy to share a special refashion with you today… one that is NOT mine!

*gasp*

One of the most popular topics on ProbablyRachel is refashioning clothing, I’m often asked how I learned to sew and aside from learning how to hem a pair of pants and sew on a button, I never really was taught anything else. I watched my mom sew from time to time, but I think there’s a part of my refashioning that’s inherited – genetically speaking.

My mom is a very creative lady and I’m sad to say I didn’t realize that fact before I became an adult. Today’s refashion project is hers and she graciously allowed me to share it.

Mom recently remarried and while wedding planning, she came across a cute hi-lo hem, peach chiffon dress in the juniors’ department. Yes, my mom shops in the juniors’ department. She saw that it had the potential to be a gorgeous going-away* honeymoon dress for her… just not with the black accents.

Before:

 

Her alterations were simple, but completely changed the look of the dress.

She removed everything black from the dress and replaced it with peach ribbon (sash and back criss-crosses). To make it more softer and a little vintage (in my opinion) she added lace to accent the neckline and rosettes to anchor the criss-cross ribbon on the back.

After:

Here’s a closer look at the back details

Here’s my mom wearing her refashion on her honeymoon cruise. (She caught the cruise bug from me!)

Details really do make an outfit!

*The dress was originally intended for their grand exit, but the couple decided not to change before departing. 

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