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Romantic Spring Dress Re-Fashion
I took an old too-big dress of my mothers and made it my own. Nice evening project!

Posted by LunaFaery from Columbus, Ohio, United States • Published
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  • How to make a sleeved dress. Romantic Spring Dress Re Fashion - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is a "house dress" style with buttons down the front. It was a too-big dress from my mother. She used to wear it alot but it doesn't fit her any more and I always loved the sheer rayon print. Very little shaping and seams made it ideal for a re-fashion.

  • How to make a sleeved dress. Romantic Spring Dress Re Fashion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pinch in at the shoulder and pin. I pulled it up at the shoulder until the waist of the dress was aligned with my waist. Pinch in at the waist or wherever you want it tighter, Pin this also.

  • How to make a sleeved dress. Romantic Spring Dress Re Fashion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay out the dress flat as you can(iron if needed, I'm lazy). Use chalk to mark lines where your pins are. These are your guidelines to sew. Make them as even as possible(use your ruler or measuring tape) and symmetrical.
    Sew up the shoulders and sides.

  • How to make a sleeved dress. Romantic Spring Dress Re Fashion - Step 4
    Step 4

    I cut the neckline lower, and hemmed the dress above the knee. Just finish your hem and neckline and you're done!

  • How to make a sleeved dress. Romantic Spring Dress Re Fashion - Step 5
    Step 5

    From the back.

  • How to make a sleeved dress. Romantic Spring Dress Re Fashion - Step 6
    Step 6

    MY neckline was sagging a little, so I threaded a blunt plastic needle with a slightly stretchy ribbon and threaded it through the edges of the neckline I sewed down, it ties in the front for a cute bow! It also happened to match perfectly. :) Enjoy...and don't just give away that old ugly dress!

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Supernova's Child
Supernova's Child · Lisbon, Lisbon, PT · 98 projects
This is so adorable!
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Cara  F.
Cara F. · 2 projects
awesome! i will have to try this with my mothers dress Happy
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Ariel
Ariel · 1 project
sooo adorable. im gonna try this real soon Happy
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Heather C.
Heather C. · Mt Holly, North Carolina, US · 56 projects
cool, next time i go to the thrift store i'll have to see if i can find one of those dresses to re-fashion Happy
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SweetHoneyTurtle
SweetHoneyTurtle · Jacksonville, Florida, US · 9 projects
OMG love this! I have always been so scared to re-fashion clothes, but I might have to try it. Looks fabulous!
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