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Giving life to old dresses.
My aunt gave me this dress several years ago, and I saw in in my costume room just begging to be redone. I basically just took off the collar with my seam ripper and added the belt and I was done. The second picture is the dress before. Please click on the photos to see the whole view of the dress.

Posted by Sarie from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See Sarie's 13 projects »
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  • How to alter a revamped dress. Old Dress To Fabulous - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an old collared dress with potential.

  • How to alter a revamped dress. Old Dress To Fabulous - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take your seam ripper and rip off the collar. If you want it to be more polished looking once it's ff, you can sew piping or something on the raw edge. I just left mine how it was & added accessories.

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Leah
Leah · Greensboro, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
Fantastic!
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Tatiana L.
Tatiana L.
Just simply and perfect!
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oReO~cOoKieE
oReO~cOoKieE · 9 projects
OMJ WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BELT!!XOXO
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ely.
ely. · Victorville, California, US · 9 projects
its amazing what just removing a collar can do :]
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Abigail
Abigail · Nederland, Colorado, US · 15 projects
really chic indeed! nice
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kiddo
kiddo · Corryton, Tennessee, US · 132 projects
I totally thought that sewing would have to be involved in this project! You did a great job! The red accessories really make the outfit.
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Sarah S.
Sarah S. · Georgia, Vermont, US
very cute!:]
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Ezme
Ezme · Wantage, England, GB · 25 projects
thats beautiful especially with the belt!
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Rosie-x
Rosie-x · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 6 projects
I love the after version....but the one your aunt gave you is gorge! Stylish AND vintage Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
It looks lovely, good job!
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