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10 Ways to Alter your Dresses from Stampin Up

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 We have just been having too much fun over the last week in my classes when we have created CUTE CUTE CUTE dresses with the Stampin' Up! Dress Up Framelits!

It has given me a chance to play and be creative with altered dress designs, and I came up with

10 ways to alter the Dress Up dress designs...

(I think there are actually more... )

I sure hope you enjoy this! (more grown up paper dolls!)

Altered dress 2

above and below: create a scoop neck dress using 3/4" and 1" circle punches

Altered dress 1

Altered dress 5 crop sweater

Above: create a crop sweater with the heart punch (Cindee reminded me this is the "Daisy Duke" top!)

Altered dress 10 bloomers

Above: Bloomers!  I know... TOO FUN!

Altered dress 3

Above: create a sleeveless dress by cutting off the sleeves

Dress up class scalloped collar

above: add a scalloped collar with the 1-1/4" scalloped circle punch

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Altered dress 4 jacket

Above: Jacket or Sweater with Scalloped Edge Punch

Altered dress 6 strapless

Above: Strapless dress

Altered dress 7 long dress

Above: Long dress

Altered dress 8 short

Above: Short dress

Altered dress 9 pinafore

Above: Pinafore over a dress

Altered dress 10 glammor

Above: Glamorous Evening dress

Hope that supplies you with endless ideas to create more fun projects with your Stampin' Up! Dress Up Framelits!

MORE Dress Up ideas here

Leave me a comment.. let me know which one is your favorite!  I'll be contacting a couple of random commenters and sending them a Dress Up Card!

Framelits & Punches used:

Dress Up Framelits #130101

3/4" circle punch #119873

1" circle punch #119868

1-1/4" scallop circle punch #127811

Finishing Touches Edgelits #127101

Floral Frames Framelits #127012


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cindee Wilkinson

I love the bloomers! So many more cute ideas than I had seen. Already pinned you on my Dress Up! Board.

Susan Derossett

They are all cute. The crop sweater is my favorite.


toooooo cute!!!

Julie Rae

All so cute...but the bloomers cracked me up! You have to be the queen of the Dress Up die, Patty!

Cindy Henry

You are way too creative with the Dress Framelits !! All the great ways to change up the dress is so fun. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

Sarah Morel

I love all the dresses that you have made- but my favorite out of this bunch is the pinafore dress. I bought the dress framelits and have yet to use them- I guess I would rather look at all the ones that you have created.

Laura Kowalski

I just all the dress and now know how to do some of the cute layers. Thanks for sharing.


WOW! Patty, what great and awesome things you did with the dress. I still have not gotten mine out and played with it. Have had since the Spring catty came out and when I placed my first order. After Easter I have to play, because I love the frames you do up with these in, just hope I can figure it out..

Jan Waters

Wow Patty, these dresses are so awesome, you amaze me with all your fabulous ideas for the Dress Up Form!!!!

Thanks for sharing, I'm off to case these beautiful dresses!!!!


wow fabulous ideas Patty! Love the bloomers one especially!


I love your creativeness!


OMG these are so cute, you're just full of great ideas Patty! Thank you so much for sharing!


I love the little crop sweater. Wonderfully creative ideas Patty... Thanks so much for sharing. I've gotta go home and make more dresses!!


Just when I thought I had seen all the ideas for the dresses, you come up with more!!! I love each and every one of them. Thank you so much for sharing these with us.


Love all your creative ideas - my cuts, dress and framelits are coming tomorrow. I see lots of playing in the future!!

Debi Pippin

Patty love all your ideas. I have been spending lots of time with mine too, I love figuring out different ways of using them and have made everything from bras to purses to underware and modern and old fashioned bathing suits.. To do a bathing suit just take the dress frame it self and put it on top of a dress with out the sleeves upside down and you will have a modern one piece. But if you lay the dress frame piece over top and trace the inner neck piece for the crotch then just draw or cut straight across the top of the leg you have the old fashioned bathing suit.

If you are cutting out several dresses in a row look at the waste in between the dresses; that triangular shape if you cut a small inner triangle for the strap it makes the perfect purse when you add the neck line cut out to make a contrasting top or cover for the purse. with a tiny brad.

Hope this adds 2 more ways to your 10!
Debi Pippin
Inverness FL

Diane J Ouellette

You ARE having fun. Those bloomer are #1, and #2 is the the sweater done with the heart punch....but the others are not far behind. So COOl.

Lynn M

How stinkin' cute!! My favorites are the pinafore and the crop sweater but all of them are adorable. Thanks for sharing!!

Carol Carriveau

Thank you Patty!!! The crop sweater and the long formal dress!


Amazing! So very creative.

Connie Reitz

I love all the altered dress ideas but I think my favorite is the cropped sweater. The bloomers are cute also.

Cathy Bell

I knew I had to have the All Dressed Up Stamp Set, Dies and Framelits when I first laid eyes on them! I bought them as soon as we could order them and have been playing around with them too! I am not as good as what you are but have come up with some pretty cool cards! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!
Have a great day!

Jan Farring

What fabulous ideas - thanks for sharing these!!!

Janice Heighway

Thanks so much for sharing Patty, you are the best!

Monika Davis

fun ideas Patty!
Thanks for sharing them all.

Cheryl Spears

Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas! I love the jacket and the long dress. I like to use the edge of the paper doilies to add to the neckline (looks like a lace camisole!) I also love your apron ideas.

Mary Roberson

Hi Patty,

I think they are all very clever, but my favorite is the little jacket you made.
They really are lots of fun, aren't they?
Reminds me of my childhood (playing with paper dolls).


As always Patty you come up with such creative ways to inspire us. Pick a Favourite, no easy task, I adore them all. Ok, I'll go for the little cardi, it's so sweet and perfect for spring or autumn.


I mean this sincerely, but this strikes me as a great use of your time and creativity, to help us all have fun "playing paper dolls" together with this ideas!! Love the crop sweather idea, and I never would have thought of it.


You are a genious!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!


Which one is my fab hard question but ilk like the short dress. Thank you for all the ideas.


Well I really did not have an interest in this die until I saw your post today. How adorable. You have convinced me that I must get it. I love the versatility your post shows.


OMGosh, this is fabulous; crazy fun!!! Love having it all in one place to review again and again. I love the cropped top and the bloomers, so dang creative!!!
I've also seen a bathing suit, Patty. I can't recall specifics but the bottom was cut into that "shorts" look.
Just awesome; TFS!!! :)

Lynn G.

I thought I never wanted the dress form until I saw this posting...great looks , very creative.


Patty, you're brilliant! TFS!

Bonnie C

I love the pinafore. I'm going to cut some out that remind me of my grandmother and mother when they were inthe kithcen cooking---This will be a great way to add the finishing touches to my scrapbook page...tfs


This is wonderful! I love these framelits!

Kelli D

I'm not much of a dies person, I really have to see the versatility with the dies before I break down and buy them; boy oh boy, you have OUTDONE yourself in the creativity and versatility department, Patty!

I'll have to seriously consider getting a set of these dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy Balliet

I love all your creative ideas. So much inspiration. I like the crop sweater and the pinafore. As you said the inspiration can go on forever.... Thanks for sharing


These ideas are great, but when I click on see more ideas HERE nothing happens except an exclaimation mark. Are there more to see and how do I get to it.

Holly F

Wow....I think your creative mind and creative ideas are fast are incredible....I am so happy that we are able to use your amazing ideas to help me create some creative outfits...all with your credit...thank you. My favorite is the long dress and the short jacket..This was a WOW moment as soon as I had opened your link...thanks again.


Awesome ideas Patty. Thanks for being so creative, and sharing it with us!

Lisa S

Oh my gosh. You Rock! Love all the different ways you showed us to use these.

Lori Souter

I love the sweater and the long dress! I haven't touched this framelit set yet, but you have given me reason to do so!



you are so creative! Wonderful ideas!
My fav is Pinafore over a dress

Cindy Schnarr

I love the sweater idea. thanks for the inspiration.

Nadine Motes

Hi Patty,
I just got my dress framelits yesterday and have been stamping and creating cards all morning--I love this set and the framelits make things so much more creative!! Thanks for all your ideas just love them!!

Sue Duffy

Love them all, Patty. You've done it again. TFS

Barbara Felece

I'm a little late to this party but I am sooo impressed! You are so clever! Love all of these. I just finally ordered these and I can't wait till they come. Thanks. You are so generous in your sharing.

June K.

I know I am real late to this party but . . . OMG what imagination you have. All the modifying you did are just so cute. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

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