Think about it – you probably have a handful of dresses that you once loved and even though they will never fit or are maybe too worn in places, you just can’t let go.

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Dress in need of a new identity

So plan B is to make it into another loved item. A sumptuous cushion comes to mind and as with this Monsoon dress which a friend had once loved, I made the most of the details we had.  I kept the energy of the dress and used all the key areas, pleats, print, chiffon and a little beading.

You have to be a little clever to work around seams and curved lines, and with this one I used the chiffon to hide the seams. I unpicked the zip and re used it in the back, so I only had to buy the filling for a few pounds.

From pretty dress that needed a change… to a gorgeous bedroom cushion.

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Balance the print with detail

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Pleats adds interest on the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

It made a totally unique gift and more room in the closet!

K x