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Never have to be sad again about a retro thrift shop dress that isn't all perfect.
You know these times when you go to thrift shop and there's a dress that's just perfect... except the length, and the waist, and well... things. But other than that -- it's perfect.

I found this dress that was the right color and had these beautiful sleeves but it needed some work to make it realy truly mine. Since the "grandma style" clothes are often wrong all in the same way maybe you can use some ideas from my project to make your almost perfect purchases better too.

Posted by murca .. from Tartu, Tartu County, Estonia • Published See murca ..'s 9 projects »
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  • How to revamp a dress by resizing it. Pretty Cute Upcycled Grandma's Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Buy a dress. Don't spend too much.

  • How to revamp a dress by resizing it. Pretty Cute Upcycled Grandma's Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the dress in halves at the waist.
    Find a piece of fabric that some way matches your dress.
    Measure your waist and make a middle part for the dress according to that measure.
    Attach with pins, make some wrinkles to the original dress and sew the new middle part.
    This will also make the dress a bit longer.

  • How to revamp a dress by resizing it. Pretty Cute Upcycled Grandma's Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make a wider neckline just by cutting it. My dress had a zipper so I kept the back as it was.

  • How to revamp a dress by resizing it. Pretty Cute Upcycled Grandma's Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Seam the edges and using pins find one or two or three places to crimp the neckline.

  • How to revamp a dress by resizing it. Pretty Cute Upcycled Grandma's Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Three crimps on the neckline looking good.

  • How to revamp a dress by resizing it. Pretty Cute Upcycled Grandma's Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    That's it.

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jaisa.riley
jaisa.riley · Seattle, Washington, US · 1 project
Seriously great revamp! It looks awesome : )
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Jolanda
Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects
Looks great!
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