I'm not sure how old it is (40 or 50 years??) but it's still in perfect working order. For this week's Drab to Fab linkup at Sugar and Spice I decided to dust it off and do a simple refashion of a dress that's been sitting in the back of my closet for, well, close to ever. I remember thinking when I bought it ages ago that it didn't fit quite right but had potential. Why do I do that?? Oh well, time to get to work!
|Why, hello awkward photo! I think the messy hair and |
no-makeup-face mean I was excited to get started.
The most important alteration was to bring up the dress to a more flattering length for my height (or lack thereof.) Ultimately, I decided to hem it up 3". I loved the difference made by that small change, but I also felt that the dress needed something to give it a little more visual interest, so...I added a wide satin ribbon which I tacked on either side of the waist to keep it in place.
And, voila! My first dress refashion!
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