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Perfect Little Black Sweater Dress Refashion

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This is an epic day, my friends!  I’ve done it!  I have created the perfect refashion!  What follows is by far my personal favorite refashion to date!  🙂

It started off pretty ominously with this wool/acrylic blend turtleneck dress that wasn’t doing me any favors.  :/

Little Black Sweater Dress Refashion
Pretty terrible, eh?

I wasn’t even sure what I could do to save this one…so, I started cutting!

cutting top off dress
When in doubt, just start chopping things!

I closed up that raw edge at the top of the dress…

sewing top of dress
Whirrr!

…then I threw this barren husk of a dress on my dress form inside-out and started taking it in!

taking in dress on dress form
It’s not very exciting yet, is it?

I ran each side through my machine, and was left with an okay-looking tube dress.

But that just wasn’t good enough!

I cut off the sleeves from the original dress…

cutting sleeves off dress
Chop! And Chop!

And pinned them to the top of my new dress.

sleeves pinned to front of dress
Le Front!
sleeves pinned to back of dress
Le Back!

This is about the time I started getting really excited!!!

I stitched my new sleeves down…

sewing sleeves down
Two rows of stitchery!

…and now I have a perfect little black dress!  🙂

Here’s how I wore it at work:

refashionista Perfect Little Black Sweater Dress Refashion after
Office Chic!

…and here’s how I wore it at play!  🙂

Fancified!
Fancified!
If you look in the mirror behind me, you can see the back!
If you look in the mirror behind me, you can see the back!

So, why am I so ecstatic about this really basic dress?

  • It’s super-comfy!
  • It’s extremely versatile!  I can dress it up or down and wear it to just about anything!
  • It’s black!
  • It’s a really simple & straightforward refash…even for you newbies out there!
  • This type of refashion would be flattering on all sorts of body types!

I kept rocking my frock into the wee hours of the morning!

Perfect Little Black Sweater Dress Refashion selfie with hat
I even stole a hat!
bottle of magners cider
My favorite beverage of the moment!

This was a special evening, in which I attended a midnight showing of the most brilliant movie ever in the entire universe, known as The Room!

jillian in front of The Room film poster
Oh hai Tommy!
Brad, Jillian, and Dan in movie theater
Oh hai movie theater!

So now I have created the perfect little black dress, and I’ve shown you how to do the same.  I think I can quit this blog now and die happy!  🙂

Kidding!

Cheers!

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