Torch Night Dress: How to Fix a Dress with Holes 1
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Torch Night Dress: How to Fix a Dress with Holes

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I wasn’t sure about this dress when I found it at a huge clearance sale at a local consignment store a few months ago.

how to fix a dress with holes before
Holey Guacamole!

As you can see, this dress is riddled with holes!  

BUT, at $10 for All-You-Can-Stuff into a bag, I went ahead and bought it.  🙂

As I took a closer look, I noticed yet another flaw!  :/

Torn strap of dress
Apparently the previous owner of this dress was mauled by a Yak.

This just wouldn’t do for the cabaret I had tickets for that night!  :/ Time to get to work!

First, I decided to turn this long maxi into more of a cocktail-length dress, by cutting off the bottom.

 This also took care of all those holes!

removing bottom of dress
Bye holes!

I thought that keyhole neckline looked a bit dated on this dress, and wanted to take care of that shoulder tear too.  So…I snipped!

Snipping keyhole neckline to make v-neck
Snip!

Then, I pinned the neckline into a V-shape!

Pinning v-neck for dress
A nice, pleasing V!

I stitched down that V, but I wasn’t quite done yet!  

I still needed to take care of that bottom raw edge, which I did by pinning a new hem and stitching it down.

Pinning and sewing down hem
Pin & Stitch!

I finished my new dress just in time to head out the door!

fixing a dress with holes after
So sparkly! 🙂

I had a marvelous time at TORCH, a cabaret benefit that supports the work of Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS). PALSS provides social services for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as free testing and education as part of the effort to prevent the spread of HIV.

Members of the local theatre community donated their time and talent for this fun event!
Members of the local theatre community donated their time and talent for this fun event!
That's Laurel! I work with her! :)
That’s Laurel! I work with her! 🙂
Jillian and Erin at TORCH event
Such a great event to support such an awesome cause!
fixing a dress with holes closeup with cardigan
It was chilly in the theater!
my favorite pair of tights
Check out my favorite pair of tights! 🙂

Cheers!

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