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A New Blue Dress Refashion

Torch Night Dress: '90s Dress Refashion
Easy Dress to Maxi Skirt Refashion

When I found this crisp blue dress, I completely fell for the pin-tucked & buttoned neckline.

Refashionista New Blue Dress Refashion Before
Trust me. This is my “I’m in love” face.

Sadly, this dress is a poor fit for me, and the length is awful.  :/  Plus, it was coming apart at the seams!

dress coming apart at seams
C’mon dress! Get it together!

Luckily, this is a pretty straightforward and simple refash.  🙂  By taking my new dress in on the sides, I fixed the hole problem.

Pinning each side of dress
Just an inch or so on each side. 🙂
messy sewing table
My sewing table is a disaster area right now!

After I took it in and chopped off the extra fabric from the sides with my pinking shears, I tried my dress on, and pinned it where I wanted the hem to go.  

More chopping followed!

cutting off bottom of skirt
Now we’re getting somewhere!

I hemmed that raw edge and gave the whole thing a nice and thorough press!

I think my new dress looks like it could have jumped out of ModCloth or Shabby Apple (two of my favorite inspiration sites), but you can be the judge!

blue dress refashion after
Positively ModClothian!
Close-up of neck detailing on dress
Closeup of that awesome neck detailing!

I wore my fun vintage-y frock for a night with friends, both human and canine!  🙂

Jillian with friends
Why so serious?
Jillian with cute dog
Meet Chester! I kind of wanted to steal him…


blue dress refashion before and after
Torch Night Dress: '90s Dress Refashion
Easy Dress to Maxi Skirt Refashion