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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cozy Cotton Dress Refash

Today I started with is soft and comfy cotton dress. I picked this one up because of its funky pattern.
DSCN0159This is more of a winter dress but I really hated the look of the sleeves plus the elastic at the cuff was all stretched out.
DSCN0162Pinned my new sleeve hem.
DSCN0182Took 3 inches off the bottom and hemmed it.
DSCN0172Next, at the waist the elastic was too big. So I picked open a hole and pulled the elastic tight and sewed it together.
DSCN0184I went way out and changed the black buttons to bright red ones and I even used red thread for the hems.
DSCN0201I didn't do too much exciting with my new dress, just lazed about the house all day. I liked the look of a belt with this dress but perhaps not this red belt, I think it miht be too dressy for this one.
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Happy Refashioning!!!

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4 comments:

Vintagethrifter51 said...

Beautiful refashion. Love the red button change up. Cheers, Michele

RePurposeFul said...

Wow, basic and smart changes and it went from frumpy to great! Nice.

cfortin said...

Great update. I like the red belt and button.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Saga said...

Nice update. And quite the contrary I think that the red belt is a great touch, that makes the red details of the dress pop.