Monday, July 1, 2013

DIY Sew: Dress Resizing

I snatched this j.crew dress off the sale rack two years ago, and even though it was a little too big, I still decided to purchase it.  I must admit it has gotten some use on the beach, but instead of looking like a cute summer dress, it was looking more like a potato sack on me. 
I decided it was time for me to try out resizing and breathe new life into this dress.
How hard could it be?
Here's what I did:
I set out the dress inside out:
Then placed a form fitting dress on top:
Leaving some room for seam allowance, I traced and cut.  After cutting, I also pulled the drawstring out of the back of the dress only (I left the two front strings in place):
The last step was to pin up the sides and sew:
..and that's it; a quick 15 minute fix!


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