Thursday, May 23, 2013

Strapless Dress Restyle

I have had this dress for a few years and have never worn it. I bought it from Forever 21 while on vacation and didn't try it on. Ooops... live and learn! As you can see, it is just the worst fitting thing, even on the form. An even better reason to never wear it is that the zipper always got stuck while attempting to zip it up. Awesome!

How I did it:
1. Zip the dress all the way down so you can still use the zipper.
2. Seam rip all the way around, including the lining. You will need to cut that zipper at the same point that you rip the seam. (I didn't keep my lining, but you may want to).
3. Fold at the ribbon, pin and sew all the way around. Done!
Since I didn't keep my lining, I knew I would have to wear a slip. I decided to pair it with a vintage slip and let the lace hang out the bottom.

What do you think? What do you have in your closet that you could restyle?


  1. So pretty, and such a good idea (I think we're all guilty of not trying things on and regretting it!) I have a dress that I'd love to restyle into a skirt...I'll definitely have to have a bash!

  2. I love both of those.

  3. Great skirt!

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    Best wishes,

  4. this turned out great! i love altering clothing into something i will actually wear!