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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dresses With Fake Layering

Hello Refashion Co-op. I have been working on some dresses lately. these two dresses had a lot in common. they fit but were too low cut in the front. I could just wear a tank top underneath but when I did that it was too bulky and sloppy looking.

I decided to cut the front of a tank top style shirt and attach it to the inside of the dress. I thought it would keep the armholes and back of the dress neat and fitting well. I attached the shirt at the spots where you see pins. I didn't sew it down all the way around because I thought it would look more smooth and move more naturally this way.

This purple dress got basically the same treatment. I used the front of a long sleeve T shirt and attached it at the top, sides and mid-section. You can see the pins in the picture below. That is where I attached the shirt to the dress.


I was more comfortable wearing the dress with a little more coverage in the front. I went apartment hunting with my mother and visited a place still under construction. I was pleased the hard hat coordinated with the dress.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


Catherine1216 said...

How clever. I need to do this to some of my outfits.

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Catherine!

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, this is just what I need!! I have some sort of tube tops I have worn under things with low necks, and have tried sewing small things into the neck line, but sewing the whole front, what a great idea! And you're right, it will move better and look more natural. Thanks so much for the great idea! The dresses look great.

Heidi said...

I really like the prints and the concept. The resulting dress is lovely and the photo is TOTES ADORBS.

cfortin said...

I have that problem with a lot of my tops and dresses. I am so going to have to steal this idea.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks ladies. I think it is hard to find things that fit perfect, it is easier to fix it myself than wait for the perfect fit to come along. Happy sewing to you!

Samwise W. said...

LOVE the last picture! You look adorable and glamorous. Great idea on the refashions!

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Samwise!

Marisa Glied said...

Wow the green with the b&w! Love it!