Day 292: Marigold Dress 1
Dress Refashions

Day 292: Marigold Dress

Day 293: Polka Not Dress: Taking in a Dress Using a Dress Form
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Wowza!  Today’s dress has a LOT going on, doesn’t it?  🙂

Day 292: Marigold Dress 2
Quite busy indeed!

I actually really like the extremely busy pattern on this dress.  🙂  Unfortunately, It’s extremely old lady-ish and way too big!

Not to fear!  🙂

First, I cut off that bottom patterned section, and put it aside.

Day 292: Marigold Dress 3
I have big plans for you!!!

I took the dress in on the sides by about 2″.

Day 292: Marigold Dress 4

The back of the dress was still super-blousy though.  :/  As I’m not going for the one humped camel look this spring, I took it in a bit from the back, too!

Day 292: Marigold Dress 5
No more Camelback! 🙂

Next, I lopped off a bit more length.

Day 292: Marigold Dress 6
Get outta here!

Almost done!  I grabbed that scrap from the original bottom of the dress, trimmed it down, and stitched it into a lovely little sash!  🙂

Day 292: Marigold Dress 7
Sash in the making!

And now that cute dress is ready for a day at the office!  🙂

Day 292: Marigold Dress 8
Properly frocked for a hard day's work! 🙂



  • Madeleine Welch

    Love it! Also, I just wanted to let you know that the Day 291 “polka not” dress webpage is not working. You can’t scroll to it, nor reach it by typing it in independently. IDK what’s happened to it, but I wanted to give you the heads up.

    • ReFashionista

      Ooooh! Thanks for the feedback. Yep…that post was stuck on an “infinite redirect loop”, but it’s all fixed now! Thanks again for bringing that to my attention!

  • alibarrick

    SUPER cute! Great job on this one. I JUST took in and hemmed a dress that I had gotten from a thrift shop and felt so proud of myself -you are rubbing off on us Jillian!

  • Chica Andaluza

    That´s lovely – it´s amazing how a few simple changes can really transform something! Thought of you yesterday as I was having a clothes clear out (some for the rag bag, some for the charity shop, some for refashioning). I had a lot of black t-shirts (I live in them!) which had faded from drying them in the sun here so I chucked them all in the washing machine with a few packs of black dye and now they are as good as new again!

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