I saw a gorgeous dress on the motel website.. baby doll shape.. cute daisy trimming.. yep it was a keeper. 
however it occured to me I could probably make my own version for a fraction of the the price, I love it when a (thrifty) plan comes together!

I went out to explore my local haberdashery and to my delight discovered the very same daisy trim.. mission accomplished! 

so here's how I made my own easy peasy DIY daisy dress.. if you want to upcycle some of your wardrobe here's the basic steps:
  • you'll need approx 1.5 meters of daisy trimming (available on eBay)
  • an old dress (I've used an old topshop basic jersey dress)
  • a needle and thread 

decide where you want to add the daisies to your dress and pin the trim down to hold it in place. using a needle and thread sew the trim to secure it, repeat for all sections and remove any remaining pins. 
that's it you're all finished! very quick, very easy and the perfect way to give an old dress, shorts or tee a new lease of life!
I hope you like it.. do you think you'd try it too?

caroline x

ps, voting for the cosmo blog awards is still open; if you've enjoyed this little DIY I'd love for you to vote for burkatron in the 'best craft blog' category here -thank you to the lovely people that have spared a minute to vote so far!! :)

37 comments

  1. The dress looks gorgeous, such a good idea
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  2. This looks amazing! I love a good old DIY :) x

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  3. Great idea, this looks great! Sadly I suck at sewing though, so may have to persuade Mum to give this a go!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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  4. I love this so much! I know the dress you're on about- I wanted it and then saw it in the concessions bit in the oxford street topshop and it felt a really horrible fabric and not very well made! I have a green one of these topshop dresses and it's loads nicer quality and fit! If I can hunt down these daisies then I'm going to give it a go (aka give all the stuff to mum and get her to do it all for me) :)

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  5. This is sooo cute! I saw the same dress, I loved it too but thought it looked overpriced which put me off. I'd definitely try this!

    Great post :)
    xxx
    www.maisymeow.com

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  6. That's so cute & such a good idea, I really need to learn to use a sewing machine!xx

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  7. This is such a thrifty idea! So going to try this :) Thank you again for another great post x

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  8. This is such a cute DIY, I love it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  9. I have this exact dress and wanted to do something to make it a bit more fun!
    Definitely doing this! :)
    Bookmarked!

    floraldanielle.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  10. Oh it's sweet and playful, this dress is ROCKS!:)

    Bye,
    NIKA B.

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  11. Very cute, I should definitely look at clothes more closely and decide whether I can upgrade them myself instead of buying very similar new ones :)

    xoxo

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  12. Brilliant idea, love the white trim against the grey jersey. Really cute!

    I have tons of ribbon/trim lying around, think i'll take inspiration :)

    Gemma
    http://fadedwindmills.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Such a great idea! Looks gorgeous! :)

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    Kerry X

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  14. I love this :) I'll definitely be trying that out! xx

    D Is For...

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  15. Oh, this is super cute! It would look great with yellow stitches in the centre of each daisy too or maybe yellow beads!

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  16. Oh wow I look this. I am definitely going to be trying this!! xo

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  17. This is such a wonderful idea Caroline! And looks so so pretty! The daisy trim is beautiful! xxx

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  19. I love your ideas! They are simple but effective - the best kind of idea! Emma.x P.S You totally have my vote in the cosmo awards
    StyleMouth

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  20. I always read your blog but am particularly loving all your DIY posts recently - thanks for the ideas!!

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  21. Awww so cute! Love the cute trim! :)

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  22. Super super cute!! The daisies really add a lot :)

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  23. so lovely dress! <3 you're so artsy!

    Carla Cee

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  24. This is so clever make the dress really pretty!

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  25. Caroline I love your blog sooo much! You always have the best blog, DIYs and pictures!!!

    This such a cute idea, love it!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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  26. this is such a good idea!! will definitely be hunting down some daisy ribbon xxx

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  27. This looks lovely, definitely think I could try doing this!

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    xx

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  28. thi is such an amazing little diy! i can't sew at all but i'm tempted to try this out

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  29. So pretty Caroline, I really do like it :D I want to try something like this!
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  31. Such a lovely little DIY to brighten up some clothes!

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  32. Hello..
    Wow..! Nice dress and outfits… All given tips are very useful and informative… Online Shopping stores, ecommerce playing really a very important part in today's busy scenario. Thanks for sharing all this information with us..

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  33. Really nice idea! The dress looks very cute :) Need to try it as well ;)

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  34. The little daisy strap could really cheer up the whole dress! omg, I love the new look so much!! :D Thanks a lot for sharing this simple DIY! :)

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