Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Striped Dress Refashion

striped dress sewing refashion

This tunic dress started out life as this monstrosity:


striped dress sewing refashion

Aaaaaauuuuuuugh! It's just SO BAD! 

But I loved the blue and white stripes, I loved the dolman-style sleeves, and the face that the stripes went different directions across the top. And I loved that fact that I'm pretty sure it is older then I am.

So I chopped it!

striped dress sewing refashion

There was just no way to make this into a flattering dress, so I chopped off the bottom completely to make it a tunic top. With a belted waist it really shows off the cool sleeves.

striped dress sewing refashion

The neckline I changed completely. It used to be a horrible tight boat neck, so I cut it off to make it an off the shoulder top:
striped dress sewing refashion


Such a quick and easy sewing project! I didn't even have to hem the bottom because it's jersey, so it won't fray. And the neck I just turned the fabric under and sewed it down, simple.

These are my favorite kinds of projects. The ones that require minimal work for really awesome results!

15 comments:

  1. Love how this turned out! The sleeves are super cute! I bet you will wear this all the time now :)

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  2. How talented are you?! I'm so impressed, this turned out adorable. I love it paired with those red jeans. Thanks for linking up this week!

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  3. Oh you transformed the heck of that dress. Looks super cute now. Love the red skinnies paired with it.

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't sure about it when I was done, but seeing the pictures I love it too!

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  4. Great refashion. It almost looks like it was a nightgown in its previous life.

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    1. I hadn't thought of that, but it totally does! Wow!

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  5. i can't believe you had the imagination to see this top in that dress! awesome inspiration! thanks for linking it up with us. sometimes you have to make the day you want out of the one you're handed!

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  6. So in awe of streamstress like yourself! Thanks for linking up with WW :)

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  7. Great job! I was just thinking today that I'm going to find some thrifted pieces to rework. I'm no seamstress, so they'll have to be pretty simple like this. I LOVE the new off-the-shoulder silhouette, and the new length works so much better than the original.

    Found you via Dress for the Day

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    1. Thank you! Off the shoulder felt so much less frumpy and more current.

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  8. Beautiful! It turns out perfectly!

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2013/02/how-to-make-green-papaya-pickle-filipino-style.html

    Stopping bu from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop- hope you can stop by :)

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  9. This looks so good with the red pants and the belt! Nice work mama. :)

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