Monday, January 16, 2012

A little change goes a long way


I had a very fruitful oppy expedition with my sister more than a week ago now..... and one of the things I found was this lovely dress.

The length was wrong, and it had these weird ties connected at both sides, so you could pull it in from the front, or from the back to give waist definition, but either way, the opposite side just looked stretched and strange!

A very quick and very easy re-fashion was all it needed. It probably took me about thirty minutes in total.



I snipped off the ties (leaving them about 3inches long), overlocked the edges, turned them in and and stitched them down to make belt loops.

I cut four inches from the bottom of the dress and overlocked and re-hemmed.

Then I took the dress offcut and the tie offcuts, and joined them together to make a belt.


So... $4 and thirty minutes of my time. What do you think?

14 comments:

Carmel Morris said...

It looks great. Those side ties sound pretty useless.

Maybe they were meant to be tied loosely, so you can hook yourself on the back of chairs whenever you sit down?

zigsma said...

It's gorgeous! Clever you.

Rie said...

Looks great! Best four bucks ever!

Miss G said...

that looks amazing! what a great print. I have a few dresses ripe for renovation! totally inspired! x g

annie said...

Clever Curly! That dress would be cute as a top with leggings too!

Lotti said...

Oh that's great ..... for $4 and 30 mins I think it's truly a bargain ... money and time wise.

jennie said...

Brilliant - it is beautiful!
That print is amazing.x

Rachael said...

Lovely! Well done. Clever lass!

Cakelaw said...

Looks good and a bargain to boot!

delia hornbook said...

It looks much better ;-)) Amazing a what a snip and a tuck will do. dee x

willywagtail said...

Quick fixes are just as rewarding as longer ones. I am sure the shorter length will look much better on. Cherrie

Swirlyarts said...

Cool! The pattern on the fabric is fab! I have a pile of clothes to re-fashion - maybe one day eh?

Christina said...

The fabric reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream. Nom nom nom...

Great find and fabulous refashion Cam. :)

Cherie said...

Clever You, it looks beautiful ;)