Friday, March 8, 2013

Thrifted Dress Restyle

I know this dress is a mildly obnoxious pattern. I picked it up thinking that it would be cute when made smaller! I may have been wrong...

This was my first time really using my dress form as a guide and working on it.  It made everything a lot easier and I don't understand why I never did it before (duh!). Using the dress form made it possible to get rid of the bulk from the top half and not need the elastic at the waist anymore. I have never been able to get that right.  I also learned how to use my rolled hem foot and it made it so easy that I'm sad that I feared it for so long.

I couldn't be more excited about the things I learned, even if this dress is less than awesome.  Maybe the fact that it was a little less than awesome freed me from the fears I had about trying these things before.  Even if I never wear it, there's no loss because I learned so much!



  1. Cool restyle! I like the pattern on the dress a lot actually.

  2. I have always wanted to do that. It is intimidating.

  3. I love that pattern, and think that came out amazing! Good work, and hope to see more like this!

  4. I LOVE IT!!! amazing restyle!!!

  5. So cool! I love the pattern also. I think the new styling really makes it more modern.

  6. Thank you for all the lovely comments! I think you have all given me to courage to wear it!

  7. WHAT I loooove this print!! It'd be so cute with some boots and a military/safari vest. Or a cardigan and a belt. Or you can make it REALLY obnoxious and add a striped scarf or something ha : )

    I need to learn how to use a rolled hem! Perhaps you've given me some inspiration to do that now!

    heart, Melanie from My Billie­