Making Stuff: Women’s Dress Refashion

by This is Carrie on June 26, 2009

$1.49 thrift store find.

Before: Dowdy         After: Demure

Basic Steps:

1. Run two gathering stitches along each side seam starting at the hem and going up about 12″.

2. Pull threads to gather fabric to desired length.

3. Stay stitch along gathered side seam.

4. Unpick gathering stitches

Find more of my women’s refashions HERE.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracy M June 30, 2009 at 6:35 pm

You have a KILLER figure my dear! The dress is cute too.


carey June 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

wow. i love it!


Columbia Lily July 1, 2009 at 1:36 am

that looks awesome! I can't believe you didn't want to stick with the Amish look. =)


Grandma July 1, 2009 at 3:07 am

This is great!


Susan Petersen July 2, 2009 at 8:26 pm

so hawt….off to buy a dress


ksuss July 5, 2009 at 3:49 am

I really love this!

Is there any way you could post a tutorial or give some sort of instructions on how you did this refashion.


Jodi July 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm

That is impressive that you saw a future for that dress and made it happen! You rock that dress! Nice work!


Ramona Burke July 10, 2009 at 5:56 am

so I've been following your blog for a while (LOVE your sewing), and now I'm doing my first giveaway, and thought you might wanna participate?


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