05 April 2008

Sewing Project




On a recent trip to the thrift store I happened upon this dress. While the silhouette looks like something a first grade teacher would wear, I liked the tribal print, the deep armholes, the patch pockets and the buttons up the front. There was definitely some hidden potential here.

I ended up raising the dropped waist, taking up the shoulders a bit, taking it in down the sides and cutting about seven inches off the bottom. That sounds like a lot, but it really only took about an hour. I'm happy with the final result and I'm sure I'll be wearing it this week.

18 comments:

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

nicely done :-)

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

It looks great!
XOXO

Jeanne said...

Oh, cute! That's a definite improvement.

Sarah said...

it looks pretty cool, makes me wish I was patient enough to sew things

Jillian said...

that is such a gorgeous print!

i love the closeup!

LML said...

very cute! love what u did too it! im horrible w/ sewing...

Zoƫ said...

you make wonders with theses sewing projects!

You should definately doa post witha tutorial for transforming long oversized skirts/dresses into stuff like this!

Anonymous said...

it's really cute! though i do like the original dropped waist-the length is great!

Daiane said...

i like how it turned out! great idea ;)

greenlaundry said...

Fabulous! Wow, you make anything possible really.

Nadine said...

well done it looks great now :)

Fashion-DiscipleXXX said...

great job, i have two dresses that are waiting to be alter, one in the same way you've done, i was hesitating but thanks to you might just take the plunge, ^_^

Sally Jane said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Zoe: Next time I sew something I'll take photos along the way and try to do a tutorial.

Tali said...

as always; perfection!!! looks completely different.

copperoranges said...

i love the label for your post!

you make that dress look tough with those boots!

Vain and Vapid said...

Great job with the dress. I like how you raised the skirt to just slightly above the natural waist.

Imelda said...

You did a great job!

CHAMANDA said...

OMGOSH SO NICE!