I couldn’t help but note that there was something decidedly fishy about today’s piece.
I must admit, I love the print and the pale lavender hue of this dress! Perhaps it’s the Pisces in me. Hmmmnnn…
Anywho…this dress was going to need a bit of work before it was ready for an evening hanging out with friends!
I began by chopping off that bottom hem. This will end up being (you guessed it) my sash. 🙂
Then I got to pinning!
A good bit of sewing followed.
I cut off the extra fabric and chopped my new dress t0 make it short and sweet!
I hemmed the bottom edge, pressed the whole shebang, and now I have a fun dress for supping with friends! 🙂
37 thoughts on “Day 332: Tunacity Dress: How to Take in & Shorten a Dress”
I am always surprised how you can look at something really awful and envision something cute. You are so talented.
You are so talented. I love your work and your big heart
Looks nice on you ! And the neck is a good change from your favorite V-neck opening. I like the fish print, really funny. But something puzzle me about all you refab. The sleeves. With such a large dress to begin with, the arm seam end up somewhere very low on your arm, not on your shoulder. I just cannot imagine how it fit on the back, unless it is some strechy material that is forgiving and allowing a lot of things.
Incredible! For years I have said that “fabric is money no matter where it comes from”. I have tons of things I have taken apart to use the fabric and I was blown away by what I found here! I love the whole repurpose/recycle/upcycle idea and you my friend have absolutely achieved that idea. I cant wait to see what you come up with next, I have a couple dresses I should send to you! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your creativity publicly.
I’m a new subscriber who loves to repurpose thrifted items.
The before picture looks like a hospital gown to me.
Hard to believe it’s the same dress.
Cute and you can wear to the hospital and get by with it. They will never ask you to change for them . Cute way to make a hospital gown look neat.
Wow, this is a fab transformation. Just repinned on Pinterest. You rock!
You rock I actually gonna try refashioning things
Cute dress . I love Max , I have a red smooth name Jack. I can’t to see more.
You should have a half hour tv show. Would be great fun to watch you hunt the fashion makeover item, re-design it, sew and reveal the before and after. Thank you for sharing your art – you’re a delightful person!
I would absolutely watch that show! Do it lady!
In the “before” shot, it totally looks like a hospital gown! Kudos!
I am LOVING your blog! I have always wanted to learn to sew and have kept an eye and ear out for classes in my area. Is there a link or someway to get to list of all of your refashions other than clicking the back and forwards posts at the top? I have looked at them starting at 365, got to like 152 and had to restart my computer and don’t want to start back over by having to click ‘previous post’ would just like to see a list and start with 151 lol. If that makes sense. Thanks for all you do! Do you do any curtains or anything for your house?
Sure! Just use the search thingy to search for they day you want or click on dates on the little calendar thingy! 🙂 Hope that helps!
This is adorable! I found your blog on Pinterest. I’m learning to sew, so I’d love to use your tutorials for inspiration! Check out my attempts at amandarollo.blogspot.com : )
I am LOVING your blog! This one blows me away though bc I feel like it’s such a transformation. (It was also the first post I saw, so it’s the one that reeled me in). Can’t wait to see more!!
In LOVE with this dress!! This website has me hooked. At this point, I don’t care about what I do with my life, as long as I look cute and only pay 1$ for it… SuhWEET!!!
I would love to see what you could do with a hospital gown, the ladies before and after birth would love to have a nice hospital picture with their newborns
At first glance I thought it was a hospital gown, hehe.
My best friend and I are totally obsessed with refashioning thrift shop purchases… you not only get a one off item no one else has, but there’s a certain satisfaction knowing you paid so little for it as well!
You are very talented!
Clever and so needed in today’s economy!
I wish I could bring you some of my clothes!!!
This is so great!
This is certainly the most horrific before photo ever seen. Amazing what you did with it!
The before looked like a hopsital gown.. but so cute after!
Once again, you created a masterpiece. When I saw the first picture, I thought, “OMG!” Quickly scrolled down to see some of your magic. No disappointment I can assure you. Transformation from frump to cool. Always impressed that you donate the end products. (This is helping me with my quest of what to do with my projects). Keep creating and posting because the trickling down effect is working.
The first photo of you looks like you are wearing a hospital gown. But the finished product looks so cute on you.
You are brilliant. Seriously. I LOVE your refashions!
This is incredible! Do you have an etsy store? Is it possible to buy this dress form you?!
Thanks! No…I don’t sell any of my stuff personally, but you can buy this dress from Revente’s Last Call. I actually juuuust gave it to them yesterday, so they probably still have it. I’m donating everything I make this year to them. They’re a thrift store that raises money for the Women’s Shelter (check out my “about” section for more info).
Blessings to you for your thoughtfulness and generosity! 🙂
I love this one! How cute… x