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Day 322: Refashioner’s Block: Dress to Top Refashion

Day 323: In the Details Top
Day 321: Here Comes the Rain Dress

When I put on today’s piece, I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with it right away. I was in a slump!

Day 322: Refashioner's Block: Dress to Top Refashion 1
What direction shall I go in?

It was sort of like having Writer’s Block…only Refashioner’s Block! 

I eventually decided to stop thinking about it and just start doing.  Any step forward was probably in the right direction!  🙂

First, I took the dress in!

Dress Pinned on dress form
Pinning the sides!
Sewing dress side on sewing machine
Follow the Pinned Path!

I cut off the extra fabric with my pinking shears (This is to keep the sides from fraying, btw).

I tried it on, and noticed a BIG problem!

hole on side of dress
How’d I miss THAT?!?!!!

Luckily, this was a quick fix!

mending hole on side seam
Just re-stitch the seam! 🙂

I decided to make this dress into a top for the day.  I chopped it off, and gave it a nice new hem!

hemming bottom of top
Pin & Stitch!

My new top is light & flowy!  I loves!  🙂

dress to top refashion after
I can’t decide if this pose looks cute, or if I just look like I need to pee. :/
Day 322: Refashioner's Block: Dress to Top Refashion 2
This seat is taken. 😉


refashioner's block: dress to top refashion before and after
Day 323: In the Details Top
Day 321: Here Comes the Rain Dress

11 thoughts on “Day 322: Refashioner’s Block: Dress to Top Refashion”

  1. A friend sent me a link to your site and I am in love! It is great to see the before and after shots…and you make it look like a snap. Thanks for sharing your passion

  2. I’m new via Pinterest too, love your refashs! When I saw today’s dress, I had a hunch that’s what you would do with it, turned out great! 🙂 And then I noticed the jeans (I could almost hear the record scratch in my head)… please help a girl in jeans purgatory and do share where you got them? Love them! I know…totally not the point of the blog. Love the shoes too, whole outfit is a win… Keep calm and refash on!

    • Gee, thanks! Oh dear…I’ve had those jeans for years, and I bought them at a thrift store. I wish I could tell you where to find them (I’d get another pair for myself, too!) The shoes were also thrifted, but they’re Steve Maddens. 🙂 I love “Keep Calm and Refash On”! I might have to steal that! 😉

  3. So I’ve spent the last few nights spending several hours going back to the beginning of your blog and reading it until I got to the current entry. A friend of mine forwarded me your page and I’m addicted! I’m a thrifting addict and have wanted a sewing machine for about twenty years. Seriously, what am I waiting for?! I have so much stuff to refashion. 😉

    P.S. You’re fabulous.

  4. Definitely love the top! And it looks so good on you! Thanks again for the inspiration, I found myself searching for pretty printed dresses/skirts in our local thrift store and I even bought some things just because of the print. 😀


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