My name is Shawn and I'm a new refashionista contributor on the Refashion Co-op. I'm an archaeology graduate student and I use refashioning clothing as a creative outlet/inexpensive way to expand my wardrobe. I couldn't be more excited to join this awesome community! I've been refashioning for about six months since I found my handy-dandy sewing machine on on Craigslist for $10---goes to show you don't need a fancy machine to get a lot done! As an opener I wanted to share one of my favorite refashions with you guys. Enter this lovely dress I picked up at the local Salvation Army for $0.50 (I'm all about finding a good deal!).
I think my face shows just how crazy this thing felt. It was a mock wrap dress so the top opened up, crossed my body and tied to the right to act as a closure. Thankfully, it was a few sizes too big so I removed the wrap panel on the top, cut about 12 inches off the bottom, and used the extra fabric to make the top of the dress wide enough to make a one-sleeve silhouette. I closed the arm hole a few inches by cutting across the shoulder, taking out a few inches, and reattaching across the top seam. I also had to bring in the skirt so it would fit snug on my hips. Voila!
And a shot of the back!
If you want a more detailed step-by-step you can check out my original post here! Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to continue sharing my refashions and checking out yours, too!