I LOVE this refashion! When I go to Goodwill and find this kind of dress I get all giddy. I see possibilities. I see cuteness. And I see a $1 dress. Yes, ONE DOLLAR. But read on, I got two for one! I never pay more than $1 for any clothes at Goodwill. The regular price for a dress at Goodwill is $10. I would never pay $10 for a used item of clothing from Goodwill. So I wait until dollar day and find treasures.
This is what it looked like when I brought it home.
First I took out the shoulder pads
Then I turned the dress inside out, tucked the sleeve into the dress and stitched around the arm hole. This does two things: It takes up the shoulder and shortens the sleeve. I actually had to do this a couple times to get the right fit. It was very large so needed to be taken up and in a LOT.
Then I trimmed off the excess.
Then I determined how much I needed to take in the sides and pinned at the new seam line, and sewed from the sleeve to the bottom of the dress.
Then cut off that excess. Then hem. Easy peasy!
Remember how huge that dress was? I used the excess that I cut off the bottom to make this super cute skirt. So, I got 2 pieces for $1. Just made a band, a skirt, and sewed them together. Yay me!
Now for picture overload! I just wish I had some red shoes and a red belt. I think that would have been really cute.
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