Thursday, July 16, 2015

Gingham Goodness!

Considering my affection for gingham, I was thrilled to find this dress on "half price dresses" day.  I loved the turquoise and black color and the velveteen covered buttons, but it did have a few issues, as noted.


I don't have any process photos for this one.  I essentially removed the sleeves and the collar, then raised the whole bodice up at the shoulder seams.  This brought the waist up, and the neckline!


I used a commercial pattern to cut new sleeves and armholes, then reattached them to the bodice.


I cut about 7" off the length and hemmed it with a small rolled hem.


With the excess cut from the bottom, I made a sash to tie around my waist. 


I'm loving this comfortable, cotton dress.  It's perfect for the sunny weather!
For more refashions, please visit by blog, Second Chances by Susan.  Thanks!



7 comments:

Amy Jo said...

That looks great! Good job!

alyrocco said...

This is really cute!!

Marisa Glied said...

So much better!

jennifer elliott said...

Great job! I love the dress!

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

Jean said...

Thanks so much for sharing this re-fashion.... love the way you redid the
neckline. Great ideas... and it turned out great!

Ladygirl Vintage said...

yes!! looks so good

cfortin said...

Love the transformation.

Cindy @
Upcycled Design Lab