Hello Refashion Co-op. I refashioned this brown dress recently. It is a great neutral color and it is a comfortable knit fabric.
It also had a huge, thick tuxedo ruffle on the chest. It just added bulk and wasn't attractive. The dangling sleeve ruffles were annoying too.
I cut the tuxedo ruffle and the sleeve ruffles off. I connected the front of the dress to close it up. The whole dress had seams all around it so it was easy to make a new seam down the front. It looks like it was always there. I pinned the new neckline down and stitched it in place. I shortened the dress and hemmed all the other raw edges too.
It is a shorter in-and-out shaped dress now. It is easy to wear and the deep V-neck is much more flattering than that heavy tuxedo ruffle.
Thanks for reading, for more details and pictures go to I Can Work With That.