Monday, February 22, 2016

Polka Dot Dress

This absolutely free polka dot dress fit me fairly well, except that the sleeves were a bit tight. The length was also a little dowdy. I just can't say no to polka dots though!

Brown Polka Dot Dress - Before

I cut off the sleeves and finished the armhole edges. I trimmed several inches from the skirt length and gave that a new hem as well. Then I discovered the buttons had a habit popping open, so I decided to stitch the button band closed and add a zipper in the side seam. Success!

Brown Polka Dot Dress - After

Brown Polka Dot Dress - After

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Brown Polka Dot Dress - Before & After

3 comments:

Minnado said...

The dress is great, love the polka dots. Putting in a side zip is a clever idea

Debbie EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Looks great! Love the yellow belt with it!!!

-TheRefashStash

barnsnoblsaddict said...

I loved the before but love the after better. Great choice with the yellow belt.