Saturday, July 13, 2013

Denim Dress Refashion

I am continuing with my denim theme here and showing you this denim dress refashion.

Our Aunt R gave me this denim dress to reconstruct. She knows I sew and that I like to remake stuff. I love it when family members think of me and throw clothes my way to see what I can do with them. It makes it a fun challenge and I always like to show them how I transformed their garment. 

Don't look at my knock knees! 
This is what I did with it: 1)cut off the sleeves and large part of the bottom, 2)cut it in half, and added a casing for elastic.

As you can see, I chopped it off too much and needed to add more fabric to the bottom later. I tend to be very impulsive when it comes to cutting. I need to do better. I don't measure, I just guesstimate, and then chop! And you saw my knobby knees, I can't afford to have my dresses too short!

It's still a little too short but I can definitely see myself wearing this on vacation, to run errands, or go to a casual dinner with hubby and the kids. Not to the park though, I tend to get on the monkey bars with my kids so it wouldn't be a pretty sight! lol.


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    1. Thank you Teresa! Just went over to your blog and loved it too. I am now a follower!

  2. very cute. Love the repurposed stuff!

  3. I don't think it's too short! Just wear a cute pair of solid opaque tights and you are good to go! It's lovely and so nice compared to the shapeless original. You really saw the potential!

    1. Thanks Mixymitzy! I decided to wear it the other day and didn't think it was too short after all, you were right! Thanks for the kind words!