Thursday, August 17, 2017

Refashion Methods

Hello Refashion Co-op. I love finding great new items to alter and refashion. I loved this dress when I saw it. It was very nicely made and in great shape. I just needed to make it fit my body.

I took the sides in a little so the dress actually fit well. Once I made it more fitted, it was a bit shorter too. 

I read online about using a stapler instead of pins when you are fitting an item on yourself. The staples would hold the garment and would scratch or stab you while you were working with them. 
This didn't work for me. I had a lot of trouble getting the staples through the fabric.

I used traditional, boring pins to fit this dress on myself. I just put it on inside out and pinned away until the dress fit well. 
Did I get stabbed a few times? Yes.

I love this dress. It fits great and it was quick work.

Thanks for reading, for more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.


Amy Jo said...

This dress looks great on you!
Amy Jo

karen vallerius said...

Dress looks fab great job, and the inside-out tip for fitting is a great reminder, I have done the same when refitting too big trousers

Anielska Aniela said...

You look fabulous!<3