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Grecian Statuette Dress Refashion

An Asymmetrical V-neck Dress Refashion
A Very Frustrating Nautical Romper Refashion

It’s been cloudy and grey here in Sunny SC as of late.  Rather than rebel against the color scheme surrounding me, I decided to just go with it.

grecian statuette dress refashion before
Good morning!

This dress is full of blah, but for $1 I thought I could make something better out of it!  

First, I chopped off everything below the side slits that you can’t really see it the “before” pic (sorry!).

dress refashion cutting hem

Next, I took in my new dress about 1″ at the top and then 1/2″ near the hips (as I’m more hippy than busty).

sewing new seam for refashioned dress

Then I gave my dress a new hem by folding the bottom under once.  

Since this piece is made of tightly-woven polyester fabric, that edge won’t fray a bit (and I needed the length).

Hemming refashioned dress

These alterations left me with a dress that was better-fitted and shorter, but still pretty boring.

But I didn’t stop there!

I took one of the cut off panels and snipped off the bottom hem.

Snipping off bottom hem

Then I took the other panel, folded the raw edge over by about 6″, and pinned it to my new frock at one shoulder and the opposite hip.

draping fabric for refashion

I stitched my new drapey thing down at both points…

stitching down detail on dress

….then used that cut-off hem as a sash to give my waist just a bit more definition.  

I tied it in the front under the drapey thing.

Check out that blah frock now!

grecian dress refashion after
Toga! Toga! Toga!
back of finished dress refashion
View from the back!

I wore my sorta Grecian dress for a ladies’ night at 116 (a favorite local restaurant) with two of my favorites!

refashionista with friends
Hello laaaaaaadies!
dinner at 116
Oh yes. Noms were had.

Kaitlin (aka The Wine Snob) even brought me a bottle of her (and two of her ginger brethren’s) new wine, Ginger Ninjas!

Kaitlin of The Wine Snob
Watch out. She’s a ninja.
I CANNOT wait to try this!  :)
I CANNOT wait to try this! 🙂

I really like the sculptural look of this new frock, and I like that it’s an easy look to replicate.  Whaddayouthink?


Grecian Statuette Dress Refashion Before and After
An Asymmetrical V-neck Dress Refashion
A Very Frustrating Nautical Romper Refashion