My fella and I have recently chosen to cohabitate (my cat needed a father figure in her life).
We decided to have a holiday party to celebrate.
The house was cleaned and readied…but much like Cinderella before the ball, I had nothing to wear!
Luckily, I found this $1 ’90s dress from the thrift store that I knew would do the trick…after a little refashioning of course!
Of course as-is, this couldn’t rock a lemonade social at a nursing home, let alone a holiday party.
First off, I snipped off one of the shoulder pads.
Yep…just one pad. There was no need to bother with the other one because I was about to massacre this dress!
I made a big chop across my dress from one armpit to the top of the shoulder at the opposite side
Then, I cut off some fabric from the bottom.
The length just got shorter, and the neckline just got a whole heck of a lot more exciting.
Time to finish the job!
I pinned a new hem by folding the bottom under twice and then I stitched it down.
Once the hem was sewn, I needed to finish the raw edge at the top of the dress.
First I turned the edge under twice, about 1/2 inch all around.
I ran the top of the dress through my machine.
I tried it on and pinned it at the top on my right side where I would need to take it in a bit to make it fit.
After a quick sew, I was done!
I quickly pressed my new hems, and threw my new off-the-shoulder dress on just in time to greet my first guests! 🙂