I don’t do much thrift shopping anymore, but I still have a pile of clothes for refashioning possibilities.
There was less fabric than you might think to work with in this size small rayon dress with a shirred top and high-low hem. I almost left it behind, but I loved the two tone print.
Because it was truly small, I didn’t cut it apart at the side seams because I was afraid it would become too narrow at the bust and hips when resewn.
As the photo shows, I simply cut off the top, cut a scoop for the neckline, cut down 10 inches for armholes, sewed the shoulders, and cut a new hem. I finished the neck and armholes with ready made bias binding. I needed every bit of length for the front, which is a little shorter than I would like. I didn’t add any dart shaping so it’s free flowing from the bust and hangs away from my body. I like the longer back.
This refashion was completed last year. Next up, my first project in 2018. I finished something in January from my make nine list! Can you guess which one?