When Savers had dresses for 50% off a few weeks ago, I picked up this cute one. Unfortunately, it was way too short to be a decent dress and too long to wear as a top.
Also, the previous owner had cut off the side ties, accidentally cutting the fabric at the same time.
I recently had great success removing the elastic stitches on a garment with this refashion. I decided to do it again only on the back side of the dress, so I'd have some room to redo the sides seams without the dress getting too tight. I left the gathers in the front, though, to have a defined bust on the top. After I re-stitching the side seams, I chopped off some of the length.
After hemming it, I was left with this summery top. It looks a little like a maternity top, though, so I may tweak it some more. Also, I need to find a use for the scrap I cut off the bottom. Suggestions?
Thanks for reading!