Upcycled Pink Shift Dress into a Spring Top

I’ve been doing some upcycling! I have had a pink shift dress hanging around which did not fit because shift dresses are designed not to fit.  I bought it because it’s hot pink and I had a discount. So I upcycled it!

upcycled pink top

It was a little tricky as the dress as pockets in it.  I cut the bottom off, then unpicked the stitching around the pockets and removed them.  Then I stitched the sides back up again.  I used the hem from the dress to hem my new top.

I’m not sure what the fabric is but it was reflecting the sunlight like crazy!  It’s actually a slightly darker colour in real life.  But anyway, less than a week before I head to the Americas I now have a jazzy pink top to wear.