I know I haven’t posted in a while.
I had a busy weekend celebrating my 10 year wedding anniversary with the hubs! My parents took the kiddies for a few days and the fella and I celebrated with STEAK! Yummy! We also watched a couple of movies and went out to eat at my favorite burger joint. Hey, we don’t get out much, so we figured we’d take advantage of the free child-care. Ha!
Anyway, back to the refashion.
So a while ago, while shopping at Mel Trotter (a local thrift store), I found this for a mere 49 cents…
Hmm, looks like an outdated Easter dress to me. But hey, for only .49 I figured it would be the perfect candidate for my first refashion. I mean, if I completely mess it up I’m not out much!
First, I got out the seam-ripper and got busy picking off that flower…
Since I had my seam-ripper handy, I then used it to take out the drapey thing off the top…
With all that extra drapey material, I can probably make a scarf out of it (2 refashions for the price of one… woot woot!)
So the next thing I did was hack off some of that length…
Then it needed to be sewn along the bottom raw edge…
I made sure to do a basting stitch so that I could gather the bottom a little bit.
Then I tucked it under and pinned it to the inside waist seam…
I was going for a peplum look.
So after getting it all pinned, I stitched in the ditch to hide the stitches. If you want a better explanation of this technique, here’s a great post via Diana’s Sewing Lessons.
You can see that the needle stays in the “ditch” (or seam), so the new stitches stay hidden.
Once it was all stitched in place, there was only one thing left to do…
Does this look familiar?
It’s the flower I removed earlier. I thought I would sew a safety pin on it, so that it wasn’t permanently attached.
So that’s it! The peplum wasn’t as poufy as I had hoped, so I added a belt and clipped the flower pin on, and voila`!
If you need a reminder; here is a different view of the before…
Ready to frolic in my frock.
Which look did you prefer? The before or the after?
I hope you all had fun reading about my refashion.
Stay tuned to see what I’ll be up to next!