Thursday, June 16, 2016

The "Small" Black Floral Dress

Hello Refashion Co-op. I hope you are all well and happily sewing the day away. I was given this dress as a hand-me-down and loved the floral design. It was a bit too big even though it said "small" on the tag. I like the loose fit but this was a little too loose. I look like a little kid playing dress up.

I got my pins out and decided to make the arms and body of the dress less baggy but leave the nice full skirt. I moved the seam over about an inch and tapered it out and away down the waist.

Here is the finished dress. I think it looks much better even though I didn't do much.

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Amy Jo said...

Isn't it so great to know how to make a quick fix? I bet that took you about 10 minutes!

Chickie Walsh said...

I agree Amy Jo. Sometimes a small change can make things so much more flattering.

Maria said...

Did you keep the back tie or cut it off? Just curious.

jennifer elliott said...

Super cute dress! Love the simple fixes!

Jennifer, EOD

Chickie Walsh said...

Hello Maria. I couldn't decide if I should cut it off or not so I left it for now. It gave a little more definition to the waist.

And thanks Jennifer.

Marisa Glied said...

Now it looks like a pretty dress!