Chrystal’s Reader ReFash!

Polka Dot Peplum Jacket
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The $1 a pound Goodwill is a magical place filled with many wondrously awkward items of clothing just aching for a refash!  I go bin diving quite frequently.  If you want a nice overview of what it’s all about, you can read this post right here.  :)

Chrystal is also a fan of the $1 a pound Goodwill!

I got this dress at the Goodwill outlet where everything is $1.39/lb (seriously, the best place ever!). I loved the print, but the sleeves were awful!

But at least your pits get breathing room???

After sitting in my closet for a few months, I took it out during my kids’ nap time one day and after an hour of sewing, it’s so much more flattering, especially to my giant pregnant self. I love it!

Work that baby bump! :)

I lowered the neckline, fixed the weird flying squirrel thing that the sleeves had going on, shortened them, and added a little cuff. And a belt, of course! With all of the colors in the pattern, it’s very versatile with what accessories can be paired with it.

The dress made it’s debut at a little fall festival with my husband and kiddos. And of course, my daughter wanted to be in the picture, too.

What a cutie! :)

I agree with Chrystal, this is a really versatile piece that’ll work well with lots of different accessories!

Can I also just say how much I LOVE seeing a maternity refashion?  I’ve had enough pregnant pals to know that maternity wear is super-expensive!  But if you refashion your own baby bump frocks, you can sock those savings into your future little one’s diaper fund!  :)

Great job, Chrystal!  I’ll bet you’ve just inspired plenty of other moms-to-be!

Cheers!

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