Recently, I was inspired by a $900 Tsumori Chisato dress, and figured I could create my own version for much less.

 

A recent find of a huge bag of antique quilt and floursack squares at one of my favorite thrift shops worked perfectly for this project.

Supplies:

A recent find of a huge bag of antique quilt and floursack squares at one of my favorite thrift shops worked perfectly for this project.

Supplies:

  • Target Cotton Tank Top - $6
  • Men's XL or XXL Fruit-of-the-Loom Cotton T-Shirt - $5
  • Thrift Store Quilt Squares, Floursack - $1

Directions:

  1. Pre-wash and dry tank and t-shirt
  2. Cut tank top straight across just under chest.
  3. Cut t-shirt straight across just under arms.
  4. Gather t-shirt on raw edge to fit tank top.
  5. Pin tank top and gathered t-shirt, right sides together and stitch.
  6. Affix quilt squares and floursack materials using a decorative top stitch or hand-embroidery stitch.

Total Cost: $12

Style Tip:  This smock can be worn alone as a cute little summer dress or over your favorite pair of slim-fit jeans or leggings.

MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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