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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Striped Nightmare to Daydream

I started with this dress/nightgown? ↴

It had long, baggy sleeves with a tight white cuff at the end, a shapeless body, and an awkward length.  

The first thing I did was cut off the sleeves. I decided to keep them as short sleeves because I loved the tiny pleats and shape of the shoulder.  Then I cut the bottom hem off just about to the knee (before hemming).  I serged and hemmed the sleeves and bottom edge.  To end, I used the excess material from the bottom to make a matching belt for the waist.

Here is the result! ↴

Before & After ↴

What do you think? Is it wearable now?

Originally posted on my blog --> here.
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Nelli L said...

Wau. So lovely.

Gema Ensenat said...

Gorgeous! Love it :)

Saga said...

I didn't it was possible to make something good-looking out of that thing, but you did it! And did it very well.

Bells said...

That's super cute! Did you take it in on the sides at all?

Ladygirl Vintage said...

I tightened the sleeves a bit, but not the sides/bust at all! The little belt did wonders for it. :)

Love Street Salvage said...

Very cute Anne!! :)

Elizabeth Hill said...

Love it! It's amazing how a dress can change with a few nips and tucks!

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus