I haven’t done a no-sew refashion in a while! While this is primarily a sewing blog, I know not everyone who has the refashion itch necessarily wants to sew.
Or maybe they just need an easy no-sew project to jump-start their refashioning journey!
Allow me to remedy this right now.
At first glance, there isn’t anything wrong with this $1 clearance thrift store dress.
Sidebar: No, my hair didn’t grow back wicked fast after my recent haircut a la Interview with the Vampire. The images from this post are from a couple of weeks ago. 🙂
I classify this dress under the category of “boring work clothes”. You know…one of those innocuous garments that’s politely inoffensive and meant to attract no attention whatsoever. A totally neutral dress.
There’s nothing to hate about it.
However, there’s nothing really special to love about it either. :/
At first, I had no idea what I’d do to change this one up. Then I looked a little closer.
Whaddyaknow?! There is an interesting detail to this otherwise Plain Jane dress! Isn’t that triangle seam neat?
Let’s make a chop!
I grabbed my scissors and got to chopping!
I snipped carefully right along that triangle seam, first on the front, then the back.
Since this dress is made from a ribbed cotton jersey, there was no risk of fraying.
If you’re uncertain whether something will fray or not, just snip a small section near the bottom of your piece to test it first.
When I was done, I was left with this.
That’s it! That’s all it took to refashion a dowdy dress into a fun top to wear during a weekend excursion to Charleston, SC with the Mr.!
I wore a tank top under my new top as my stomach is still looking quite Frankenstein-y from my recent surgery, but this could totally be rocked as a crop top!
The back looks pretty neat too!
Mr. Refashionista and I enjoyed a tasty breakfast by the water at Marina Variety Store. If you’re visiting the area and looking for a great non-touristy breakfast spot the locals love, this is the place for you!
We had a delightful weekend getaway!
The next time you go thrifting, I hope you’ll look closely at the details of even the most basic of garments.
There might just be an easy no-sew refashion hiding in there somewhere!