As somebody who typically doesn’t dress up very often, I wanted to challenge myself to change that bad habit.
The problem is, I normally have a hard time finding dresses that fit me.
Being slightly taller than average (I’m nearly 5’8″), brand-new store-bought dresses are often too short, and the butt-part of the dress (where the darts are sewn in to make room for your derrière), end up in the middle of my back (which looks really weird, let me tell ya’).
I also don’t have a budget that allows me to go out and purchase a whole new dressy summer wardrobe.
(That’s where refashioning has come in handy.)
With all of the 49-cent dresses I’ve scored in the past, I’ve already got a great collection of refashioned (or soon-to-be-refashioned) summer dresses, but I just couldn’t resist adding to my collection!
I started out with this little blue number…
The first thing that desperately needed to happen was removing these bad boys…
Then a little choppage was in order…
I wanted to give this dress a slight “high-low” effect, so I cut the length using the technique I used in my High-Low Dress Refashion (only didn’t cut the angle so drastically this time).
Now This is the part where I would normally hem the sleeves and bottom of the dress.
But since this material is knit, I knew it wouldn’t fray, so I decided to save some time and make this an easy no-sew refashion by simply skipping the sewing part.
(Also, I’ve been very busy prepping to have a garage sale this weekend, so this time-saving refashion is just what I needed!)
Notice I’m wearing it backwards?
Rather than altering the neckline, I decided to wear it backwards so that I could use the zipper to decide on how high or low the neckline should be.
Have a terrific weekend!
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