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Day 147: A Happy Thanksgiving Simple Sleeveless Dress Refashion

Day 148: A Star is Born
Day 146: Fixing a Fail Skirt

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I hope all of you are having a great long weekend with your nearest and dearest.  Warm fuzzy wishes all around!  🙂

I needed something nice to wear for a Turkey Day lunch at my Fella’s Mom’s house.

sleeveless dress refashion before

I like the fall colors in this dress, as well as the pretty floral pattern.  But that’s about it.  It’s too big and frumpy for moi!  🙂

I got started by taking in the dress 1″ on each side.

sewing side seam of dress

Then, I shortened it a good bit.  🙂

cutting off bottom of dress
sewing bottom hem

Rather than just toss out the excess material from the bottom of the dress, I refashed a sweet sash!  🙂

sewing sash

I pressed all my seams, and now I have a perfect Thanksgiving Day frock.  🙂

sleeveless dress after

By day, the weather was sunny and warm.  By night, it got downright chilly!

sleeveless dress after

This was such a lovely day, spent with the Fella’s fun fam (yay for alliteration!).  I hope yours was just as nice.  🙂

Day 147: A Happy Thanksgiving Simple Sleeveless Dress Refashion 1


sleeveless dress before and after
Day 148: A Star is Born
Day 146: Fixing a Fail Skirt

8 thoughts on “Day 147: A Happy Thanksgiving Simple Sleeveless Dress Refashion”

  1. I have just started refashioning clothing that i have gotten at goodwill. You are such an inspiration to me in my efforts to find new cool ways to wear clothing. Even though i love what you have done on many of your projects i cant wear them. I am Mormon. So my skirts and shorts have to be around knee length and my sleeves have to be caped sleeve length. Do you think that you could give me some suggestions on refashions that i could do that are cute, trendy, and that my church would find appropriate. thank you so much

    • Hi there! Thanks so much!

      Honestly, I feel like you’re kind of in luck right now, as a lot of styles are leaning towards being a bit longer. 🙂 How about doing some high-low hemmed skirts (just not too high)? Capped sleeves are cute, too! The “vintage” look (think, pretty full skirts) is always an option that might work really well for you too.

      I used to really hate my legs, so I would wear a short dress layered over a longer skirt. This can look really fun/kind of boho too. 🙂

      Hope this helps. 🙂


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