Back in 2016 I had refashioned a dress to wear on a trip to Florida. It was a rushed refash and I wasn’t completely happy with the results. I had always intended on fixing it, but time and other projects kept me busy. So, finally I got around to fixing my refash. I absolutely love the print on this dress so I was super excited to fix it!
You can see the original post Here
In my original post I had mentioned that I liked the collar on this dress popped up. But it had a hard time staying like that. I had an idea of adding small pieces of wire to stiffen up the collar.
I cut 2 small pieces of craft wire.
I opened up the front collar seam and inserted the wire and sewed it back up.
Originally, I had taken 5 inches off the length of the sleeves. Which was good until I put it on and realized the arm holes were all the way down my sides! Not vert modest! I closed up the arm holes and even took the sides of the bodice in by 1- 1/2 inches in places. Stitched that up and used pinking sheers to remove the excess material.
Also I had originally took a large portion of the length of the dress off. Yet again I did not notice I did not take enough until it was too late. I cut off another 5 inches from the length and made a new hem.
I had a bottom seam of a purple t-shirt left over that was the perfect match. I used this to sew a faux “belt” around the waist. I say “belt” because it was only for decorative purposes and I fixed it to the dress with these perfectly matching buttons I picked up on clearance.
See the popped collar?!
It doesn’t look like a HUGE transformation but I feel like it fits so much better! I am finally happy!