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Turn your grandma's nightgown into a stylish summer dress.
Do you have an unflattering dress in your closet? Turn it into something you want to wear every day! All you need are scissors, elastic, and a sewing machine.

Posted by Judy from Berkeley, California, United States • Published See Judy's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a strapless dress. Ugly To Cute Dress Reconstruction - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lay your dress flat on the floor. (Doesn't it look hideous?)

  • How to make a strapless dress. Ugly To Cute Dress Reconstruction - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the top part of the dress (with the sleeves, etc).

  • How to make a strapless dress. Ugly To Cute Dress Reconstruction - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn the dress inside out.
    Measure your waist and chest, and cut elastic so that it fits. On the top, fold the fabric over to hide the elastic before you sew it. Pin the elastic and sew the pieces of elastic onto the waist and top parts.

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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
That is a brilliant re-construction!
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Mousey
Mousey · Parañaque, Metro Manila, PH · 85 projects
Do you have more pictures of you in this dress? Happy I'd love to see more how it turned out Happy
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