{project recon} one dress, endless possibility

New Years Resolution # 2:
Find a way to help others by doing what I love.

Welcome to {Project Recon}. A thrifted dress is reconstructed and transformed, process chronicled, and listed for sale at ilovelune.etsy. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each {Project Recon} dress will be donated to a local or national charity.

This months charity is the Canadian Woman's Foundation.Canadian Women's Foundation is the only national public foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The Foundation raises funds to support programs that focus on three areas fundamental to the well-being of women and girls: ending violence, establishing economically independent women, and building resilient girls.

The Project:
Yellow 70's peasant dress
Lemon Yellow, Polly/Cotton blends. Circa 1971. Sweet styling, but was more likely destined as a nightgown than it was suited for a day look.
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The Process:
First a little "decon". Extra yardage chopped off, and un-remarkable buttons removed. Mottled dip dye in several stages to dye both synthetic and natural fibers. Messy. Fun.

After dye process is set, and dress has been washed and dried, shape and details are added to the dress.

This includes gathering at sides and back...

And a removable pearlized snap feather detail!

This one is so fun to wear! Check out this original Lune Vintage {Project Recon} dress at ilovelune.etsy!