I love this dress from Shabby Apple but I don't love the $98 price tag. So in true Erin fashion I decided to recreate it myself with clothing from the refashion pile.
Two men's dress shirts that were in perfect condition aside from the blasted 'ring around the collar' (anyone know a good remedy for that??) and a nice gray skirt from Banana Republic that I never wore because of it's very dowdy mid-calf length. The only items I bought were a 22" zipper and half a yard of black fabric for the waistband. Less than $4 total.
I made my rosette detail a little smaller than the original. I don't like too much emphasis on the girls.
I even added contrasting pockets! Love 'em.
P.S.- Perhaps I should send less time sewing and more time doing yard work... nah, that's no fun.