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Day 358: Ruffled Dress Refashion

Day 359: Scrap-Busting Dress
Day 357: Grown-Up Enough: DIY Asymmetrical Top Refashion

Today’s dress comes all the way from Saudi Arabia! 

Anita bought it from a second-hand bazaar with the intention of refashioning it for herself and then decided that those ruffles just weren’t for her.

ruffled dress refashion before
Ruffles Galore! 🙂

I was actually pretty stoked about this one, folks!  I love the ruffles and that bright red hue! 🙂

This ruffled dress still needed a bit of work though. 

First, I trimmed off those sleeves.

trimming off sleeves
Snnnnip!

Then, I pinned each side on my dress form to get it more fitted.

ruffled dress pinned on dress form
Shaping up!

I ran each side through my machine.

sewing side of dress
Whirrrrrr!!!!

For my grand finale, I used one of the leftover scraps from the sides as a sash to break up the lines of the ruffles a bit.

And I must say…I love it!  🙂

ruffled dress refashion after
Lady in Red!
ruffled dress refashion after
I heart these ruffles! 🙂

Cheers!  And Much Thanks to Anita for sending me this fabu frock!  🙂

refashionista ruffled dress refashion before and after
Day 359: Scrap-Busting Dress
Day 357: Grown-Up Enough: DIY Asymmetrical Top Refashion
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