Friday, September 05, 2014

A Dress Transformation

Hello Refashion Co-opers !

I have a good one for you today !

I went shopping into my own wardrobe this time.  I have had this dress FOREVER !  It is one of those 90's LONG dress.  As I am barely 5 foot 2, this dress was overwhelming me three times !  Here is what it looked like before:


Really pitiful...  And to say I wore this proudly at one time...

A very BIG red dress with a LACED back !  Not flattering AT ALL...

So I picked up my shears and cut the length, cut out those pesky shoulder pads.  As I did not like the tacky metal buttons, which had bled over the fabric, I busted out my fancy-shmancy rhinestone zipper from Moods NYC !  So happy I could use that thing !  And since the dress is made to fit anyone from size 6 to size 14 it seems, I had to finagle my straps because I was swimming in them !  Here is the result:


I am SO happy with it !  You can see more photos on my blog Sewliltime.

Peace !

Claudia

7 comments:

Saga said...

Wow! I honestly didn't think, that dress could become so pretty. Well done :-)

jennifer elliott said...

Awesome! I love everything about the refashion from the sleeves to the zipper. Great job!

RenataLaura said...

I love that zip so cool you made a feature of it! Your dress looks youthful and glamorous now

Claudia said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words.

Claudia

Bailey Mills said...

That zipper is amazing, as is the transformation of the dress!

Andrea said...

Love this transformation! The zipper brings this up to date with an edge!
Andrea EOD

Nina said...

Haha I remember those button down dresses - with the useless back laces! Maybe those laces will become spaghetti straps on a new dress ;) what a lovely job. And the zipper is so fun. Love the bling!