Monday, May 30, 2016

Little Plaid Dress Refashion

I used my niece as a model for this one. :) 

Here's the original 

What I did:

1. Cut the sleeves off and hemmed them to the edge using this method.
2. Took off about 18 inches from the bottom and hemmed it.
3. Tapered in both of the sides to fit.
4. Added some triangle panels on each side of the skirt to give it more of a fit and flare shape (sorry I didn't get a great photo of them!).
5. Unstitched the pocket and moved it higher up.
6. Added a button and buttonhole at the very top of the neck.
7. Changed the buttons (to heart buttons!).
8. Made a little belt out of the excess fabric.

New dress! 

Side by side:

More refashions on my blog and instagram !



RePurposeFul said...

Adorable! The refashion and your niece :)

g.satansbraten said...

I join in in to the above comment.
;-) ;-) - yet curious question: what have you done with 'dress no. 2' you could probably easy get out of the offcuts around the skinny young lady with the only widest thing being her cute, friendly smile = adorable !?
Funny though - she doesn't even look 'over mature' despite the rather mature cut of the dress.
I think: the young lady has quite some magic going for her!

LG, Gerlinde

Refashion said...

The dress looks great now. And your niece makes a lovely model.

Debbie EOD

Samwise W. said...

Love the dress and love your niece! She is so adorable!

Marisa Glied said...

So much cutier now!