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A sweet sundress from a frumpy floral frock
This unfortunate thrift store find was transformed into a cute little dress in an afternoon.

Posted by Carissa B. from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See Carissa B.'s 15 projects »
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  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut off the sleeves.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut straight a slight sweetheart neckline across front, and cut straight across back.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 3
    Step 3

    If necessary, take in sides and add bust darts to fit your body.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Hem the top edge.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 5
    Step 5

    From the sleeves, cut two rectangles, roughly 8 inches by 18 inches, for straps.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew each rectangle into a long tube and turn right-side-out.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold raw edges inward and sew ends closed.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Scrunch ends of straps and sew to front and back of top edge.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Trim excess length.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Hem bottom edge.

  • How to make a button-up dress. 90s Floral Dress Refashion - Step 11
    Step 11

    With scrap trimmed from bottom edge, sew into a very, very long tube and turn right-side-out. Finish off ends and use as a sash.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Amazing!! I love these sorts of tutorials...I love the way that it's totally upcycled too! Thanks so much for sharing ^^
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