Saturday, August 11, 2018

Evening Dress Refash

Our 6 year wedding anniversary was on the 13th of July and the hubby was taking me to a very nice steak restaurant. Being tired of all the nice dresses I already own, I wanted to make something special for the occasion!

I was lucky enough that when our roomie was living with us she gave me this beautiful dress. I love the black lace with teal!

Speaking of our roomie, she even put this top into my refash pile....I am so lucky!

I took off the lace top from the bottom of the shirt.

I pinned the lace top onto the top of the dress. Then stitched it together, making sure both pieces were insideout.

Being only 5'2" this dress was a little long, even while wearing heels. I tucked up the bottom of the hem up to the bottom of the lace on the bottom of the dress. I used a decorative stitch for this just to add some detail.
Let me tell you, using a decorative stitch vs. a straight stitch took such a LONG time!

We ended up having such a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary. I also got complements on my beautiful new dress!

Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog!


Valerie said...

Beautiful dress!

alyrocco said...

Love this! The lace on top makes the dress look so classy.

Chickie Walsh said...

Wow, I love the new top, it really made the dress more modern. It looked great on you as well. I sympathize with the height issue. I am 5", long dresses are always a problem.