Thrifty Thursday - Spring Fever Refashion
With all of the traveling we've done in the last 2 months in addition to the holidays, I haven't had a chance to work on any refashions. I was really missing it this week, so I dug through my pile and found this.
Doesn't it look so great with those socks? ;-)
I loved how fun and bright the print was - and totally this Spring's Pantone colors! However, it was a bit big and a little too much fabric. It's hard to see in this pic, but it was a hi-low hem; longer in the back. First order of business was getting rid of shoulder pads and ripping out the sleeves!
Sleeves are gone!
Initially I thought that I'd go sleeveless, but when I looked at the sleeves I had just ripped out I got the idea to sew them back in the opposite way to make flutter sleeves!
The sleeves were still a little long for my liking, so I trimmed and hemmed them a bit more.
Next, I decided that I didn't want the big scoop neckline, so I turned it around backwards. I definitely needed to lose some length, but instead of chopping and hemming, I just gathered up the excess fabric in the front and Ta-Da!!!
I think my daughter caught me trying to keep the wind from knocking me over here, but it is a good shot of the front up close.
I really love how this turned out and I can't wait for Spring so I can wear it!
Before and After
What would you have done with this dress?