Spoiler Alert: This is not a terribly exciting refashion. But it IS a cautionary tale about what happens when you make boring non-daring choices in a refashion!
It all started with this dress I found on the 50 cent rack at a nearby Goodwill:
I can see why nobody wanted this one, as it has a pretty major hole in the shoulder. No worries! I can fix that, and fix it I did!
With that shoulder fixed, I got to removing a couple of things I wasn’t too fond of…
I decided to just take this one in a couple of inches on each side.
I stitched each side down, then serged those rapidly-fraying raw edges!
Here’s what it looked like when I was done:
I chopped off a ridiculously conservative amount off the bottom…
Then I gave it a new hem.
And here it is: My totally boring dress that I don’t really care for!
And here it is being boring and still-dated-looking from the side!
Not even my cool new wig could save it! :/
The print is fun, but this frock is still oh-so-frump! :/ I think I’ll re-refashion it!
I feel like I should have taken it in MUCH more and should have gone a good bit shorter as well. I made a couple of boring conservative choices and ended up with a lackluster result. :/
I looked at it and thought, “Eh. It’ll do for work.”, which is exactly the mediocrity I strive to avoid, both in my sewing AND in my personal appearance.
So yeah. I don’t really like this one very much, but hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and not suss out the way I did.
Fortune favors the bold!