So here we are today for a easy refash’!
You will need:
1. old dress or tunic
2. pins, sewing machine, fabric scissors, etc
3. two other fabric prints
this is what my dress looked like, I got it from a second hand shop in town for nearly nothing. It comes from Vero Moda, and it’s made in a sort of thick polyester material.
1. Take those buttons off and pin down the collar so that it doesn’t come so high anymore
2. Sew the collar under
3. lay the dress inside out on the floor and fold in half to find the middle. I then drew a rounded line and left seem allowance. This is the shortening process.
note: I have darts in the back so I was careful to cut no too close to them!
4. Pin around the lines too make sure the fabric won’t slip and cut on the outside line
5. Make a double hem
6. Cut out a strip out of one of the other fabrics (I chose a light blue). It should be as long as the bottom you’ve just hemmed and about 4cm large
7. Fold in half (right sides together), sew three sides closed, turn inside out and close the remaining side. It should now be 2cm large
8. Place around the bottom hem, 1cm each side of the hem and sew it on with matching thread.
9. Now do the same with your second fabric and the sleeves: mesure the lenght and largeness of the sleeve hem.
eg: my sleeve hem was 24cm long and 2cm large. I cut a 24 cm long strip and 4cm large strip. Then, follow steps 7-8
note: I sewed the fabric with a light thread. For detail sake, I then added a decorative dark line a little under the light one
10. add some colored buttons and you’re done!
Have a lovely Sunday!
ps: notice the rings in the ninth pic? make them yourself by checking out the “Morning Creativity” blog, here: http://www.morningcreativity.com/cotton-wrapped-wire-rings/