Blue is one of my favorite colors and when Pantone announced the color for Spring 2014 was Dazzling Blue, I was thrilled. Designers used this color in their spring collections on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Then along comes this less than enchanting pleated blue dress to my local thrift shop that will obviously NEVER grace a runway anywhere. But the color, those pleats and that lettuce edge along the hem: LOVE!
Let’s use the very best from this dress to create a quick, fun and stylish spring skirt.
Click here to get the “how to” so you can walk your own runway with confidence in your fun new skirt.
Enjoy your Saturday!
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Thanks, Marilyn! I love those tiny pleats!
Love, love this! Genius! 🙂
Thank you so much, Amber!
PERFECT length! Love how you used this.
Thank you, Judy!
That color is gorgeous! And I love that it is small, delicate pleats-adds interest but no bulk 🙂
Thank you for your nice comment Tami. I love the color and the little pleats, too.
Adorable! so cute and easy!
Curious, do we need to leave hi-praises on e-how as well?!
Wishing you all success!
Hi Pat! Thank you so much for your encouragement. I always appreciate your nice comments and my editors at eHow enjoy reading the nice comments, too. 🙂
Have a wonderful week!
WOW, great refashion!!
That skirt looks so much better than the dress.
Thank you. I was so excited when I found a dress with so much potential. The color and the pleats got my creative juices flowing.
My goodness, that is so pretty – and you make it look easy, too!
Thank you, Jo!
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Snap! Pleated skirts are such fun to wear and I love how feminine they are. What a great before & after. Well done!
So fun that we both made pleated skirts this week! Great minds must think alike 🙂
Fabulous! What a great refashion!
Thank you, Rebecca!
Oh, I love this! Would make a lovely Derby outfit here in the Bluegrass!
Thank you! Now all I need is a great hat.
Happy Derby Day!
Great job! From ozer-sized monstrosity to wardrobe staple – love!
Thank you so much!
You are adorable in every way.
I wish I hung out with you, I would hang on every word to learn from you.
DEB WHITE WATERS
Awwwww… you say the sweetest things, Deb. Thank you!
You look great in that, Beth. You have to wonder who would have bought that outfit originally. What a shapeless mess it was.
Thank you, Jill! I do often wonder about the past lives of the thrift clothes I buy. If fabric could only talk….. 🙂
You are so sweet! Thank you!
Awwww….. Thanks, Lu Ann!
I really enjoy your blog and all the enthusiasm that leaps off the page. Your ideas are great and the photos and “how-to’s” make it so helpful. Thank you
Thank you for your words of encouragement! I have so much fun doing this and when someone else enjoys it, too, well, that just makes it even more fun! Have a wonderful week, Andora!
So cute! I love the blue and pleats.
Thank you, Trish!