Craftily Saving a Swap

Once upon a time there was a girl who went to a clothing swap and was lucky enough to find a gorgeous dress in her size. She loved the dress…

Happy with my swap choice.

…until she got it home and tried it on fully and noticed a problem.

Sad face.

She decided to salvage what she could of this garment and turn it into a shirt.

Deciding where to cut, keeping the angled drape.

There were also a few beads missing on the top, but luckily the part cut off had some to spare.

And so she did.

Happy with my new tank top.

Any interesting items you’ve salvaged lately, readers?


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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