When I found today’s dress at one of my fave $1 thrift stores, I was stoked! Check out the amazeballs print!
You’re looking at a totally 80’s shoulderpadded number that desperately needs a facelift! Time for a Nip/Tuck!
First, I made a big chop!
Then, I took in the whole thing about 2″ on each side.
After cutting off the excess material, I folded the top raw edge over twice and stitched it down, leaving about a 1″ gap. This is where I’m going to insert some elastic.
After digging through my stash, I realized I was all out of elastic! Ugh! And I was soooo not in the mood to make a last-minute craft store run! :/
Then I remembered this leftover scrap from the strapless top I refashioned from a dress on Day 315!
I cut off the elastic waistband…
I threaded the elastic through the dress’ new casing…
Then, I stitched the two ends together, as well as the 1″ gap I left to insert the elastic through.
Now that dress is ready for a fun night of Karaoke with friends! 🙂
I would love to say that my dress was the most stylish thing I saw tonight, but this simply wouldn’t be true.