Two years ago, I gave into my passion for long, floaty boho skirts, and accumulated nearly a dozen from thrift stores.
Last year, I turned several into summery dresses, using only stash. I love them more than the skirts!
I cut the bottom off a sleeveless blouse to make the yoke for this one:
The shoulders/sleeves are a crocheted doily cut in half and reinforced with muslin.
I recycled a favorite blouse by cutting off the ugly stain. Those are coconut. shell buttons around the neck. The skirt was originally kelly green, I turned it olive by soaking in Thai tea.
Mother of pearl buttons around the neck:
This one looks slightly better on me than on the hanger, but needs a rethink. The bodice features black lace over white fabric.
I recycled a blouse I kind of hated for this yoke; it had these awful, stiff ruffles around the armholes. The neck binding was the skirt waistband.