Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Floral Linen Dress Makeover

When I first saw this dress, I had serious tunnel vision toward the fabric. The linen with floral print had me sold, so I knew I had to make something pretty out of this.

Here's the original. Shapeless with an awkward length (but that fabric!!)

Here's the result

What I did:

I cut about 6-7 inches off the bottom and finished the hem. Then, using that excess fabric, I created short sleeves using a super simple method. I placed the fabric underneath the shoulder, pinned it and sewed over the top of the edge. I didn't have to unstitch or turn anything inside out, and I think it turned out pretty nicely!

The ol' side by side.

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RePurposeFul said...

Love it! That fabric is gorgeous, and I love how it turned out. Thanks for the tip on putting in the sleeves!

La La Lauren!!! said...

beautiful as always!

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Kathy W. said...

Very pretty

jenny_o said...

The sleeves look great and no finishing to do - a win. You are right about that gorgeous material.

Marisa Glied said...

Beautiful! I love the addition of the sleeves! Ill have to remember that!


Carissa said...

Who could pass up this lovely floral linen? It turned out gorgeous!


Nina Kahrens said...

I always just love your refashions! <3