I found this super cute dress at Goodwill new with tags for $3.99. Unfortunately, it’s not my size.
It’s a 2T so it’s unlikely I’ll ever find one in my size. I loved the color and the ruffles – perfect for a purse!
The dress already had a lining, so all I needed to add was a strap. This owl fabric seemed like a good choice.
First I cut off the top of the dress, turned it inside out, and stitched across the bottom to make the sack part of the purse.
Then I made some bias tape out of the fabric and stitched it around the purse opening. The strap is simply a tube. I made the strap long so that it can be worn across the body or it can be knotted to make it shorter. I attached the strap with the decorative buttons and used the last button and a small piece of ribbon to make a closure.
I saved the fabric flower from the dress and re-attached it to the purse.
Can you believe it Got It At Goodwill?