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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Dress Redo

A few weeks ago, my mom gave me a dress.  A tropical-type dress, but it was very long, shapeless, boring... you get the picture.  The kind that you put on and it looks and feels like it's pulling you down.  In short, I hated it.  Big time.  But, being the crafty one that I am, I knew I could transform it into something that I would actually wear.

A Dress Redo


Originally the dress stopped just above my ankles.  Ugh.  I really liked the pattern at the bottom of the dress, so instead of chopping the bottom off, I cut out the middle.

A Dress Redo...

A Dress Redo...

With the middle now gone, I sewed the two remaining pieced together, which meant gathering the bottom piece so that it was the same circumference as the top.

I also had slits up either side that I had to sew to close them.

A Dress Redo...

All that was left was to take the pieces cut from the dress, sew them together into a sash, wrap it around my waist/the seam, and tie it in the back.

A Dress Redo...

I think it turned out pretty cute!

A Dress Redo...

A Dress Redo

A Dress Redo...

6 crazy awesome comments:

Sylvie Créative said...

A perfect dress redo!

Michelle L. said...

Brilliant! You featured the best part of the design - so cute!

Anika said...

I love it! That turned out fabulously.

Sophie86 said...

WOOOOOWWW great job!!!! unfortunately I can't sew for squat! I'm very creative and LOVE to make, but when it comes to sewing all I can do are the basics. Don't even have a sewing machine at the moment

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