This dress was a $1 garage sale find - bought mainly because I liked the color.
A few snips and new hems and here's my dress now:
Something I'm much more likely to wear~
I removed the sleeves and shoulder doo-dads. Re-hemmed the sleeve openings and then chopped off about 6 inches and hemmed the bottom.
But I was still left with really boxy shoulder/sleeves.
Here's a really easy fix for that:
1. Thread a needle with a long length of thread and insert along shoulder seam near the collar, leaving approx. a 6 inch tail.
2. Sew long stitches along the shoulder seam, ending on the inside.
3. Pull your two ends of thread to gather the shoulder seam.
4. Tie the 2 ends together securely and clip ends of thread
Before and After