Friday, September 21, 2007

Dress Redesign

As I was doing a little "fall cleaning" of the closet, I came upon a dress that no longer fits me. It was just so pretty though... I couldn't bear to throw it out. It was an empire waist dress with a lovely beaded band around the top. So today I tried my hand at a little "redesign on a dime" :)

First I tried it on, with the part that normally goes underneath the chest, around my waist- to see if it would even work. It did! I was thrilled.
Next, I opened up the darts in the lining of the dress with my seam ripper.

Then I cut off the top portion of the dress with my trusty pink scissors.

Next, I hand sewed with a whipstitch the upper part of the fabric onto the inside of the beaded band.
Ta Da! A new tea length skirt... I'm thinking perfect for my husband's office Christmas party.


Anonymous said...

Tres chic! I did the same with a pink and black dress a couple of weeks ago. I love not having to give away or throw out clothes that don't fit anymore.

Sommer said...

You are so creative! I wish I was...then I could figure out what to do with all the things that don't fit me now;-)

Mackenzie said...

That is sooo beautiful! What a success! And I would be *perfect* for a Christmas party...perhaps with a black sweater? You'll have to share pictures!!

Natalie said...

You are too clever by half.

Sara N. Smith said...

Wow! You are very creative...great job. The skirt is beautiful!

Heather said...

How clever! I just love your creativity. Have a great weekend!

Olivia said...

That looks like the sort of thing I'd try and it would turn out awful! ;)

You did a great job though! Very lovely. :)

Stephanie Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely wear that with a big, beautiful smile!


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