Monday, October 29, 2012

Found In The Costume Dept.: Day 3

I think this might be one of my new favorite dresses.  I made it to wear to a dinner for my husband's company.

kind of a poor picture of me wearing it

Here are the basic steps I took to transform this one:
1.  Remove sleeves and re-stitch arm openings
2.  Detached the skirt at the waist and re-cut it to a straight waist - it's hard to tell from the Before pic but it had a v-shaped waist that I didn't like.
3.  Re-attached the skirt to the bodice
4.  Hemmed to above the knee

I also wore it with the white sash at the waist because it was just a tiny bit big through the waist.


  1. Beautiful! Well done. I've got some dropped waist dresses I was wondering what to do with. Also you've reminded me to hit the TS right after Halloween. Wahoo!

  2. Looks so nice!! Certainly would never guess it was a re-fashion!!

  3. Lovely transformation! I'm hopping over from Cowgirl up. Happily enjoying my visit to your sweet blog and now following along. Hugs

  4. New fan here from Cowgirl Up. I reallyenjoyed the post you shared and hope you will come share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest: Hope to see you soon! Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily

  5. This is gorgeous! Great makeover!

  6. Very cool up cycle! Pinned to my style board:)

  7. Great re-fashion!! Looks great. TFS!! Stopping by from Sew Much Ado linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week:

    Happy Halloween!!

  8. I used to own this dress in its original form way, way back in the early 90's. I love your version so much more. :)

  9. Lovely! Thank you for sharing your great refashion post!