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Topic: Cute Polka Dot Dress Renovation!  (Read 2009 times)
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« on: September 08, 2011 10:29:19 AM »

(Tutorial pics at: http://www.sisteroo.com/2011/09/shrink-sew.html)

I'll admit it, I wore the original dress--hideous and baggy--quite a few times before doing this dress makeover.  It's completely shapeless so I'd wear it with a belt, but I'd get that fabric bunch in the back that makes it far too obvious that the dress is WAAAAY too big. I knew it was time to shrink it up so here's what I did...

Picture at: http://www.sisteroo.com/2011/09/shrink-sew.html

1) Took the dress in (see step four of red dress).

2) Chopped off the sleeves and hemmed them.

3) Cut off an inch of length and hemmed.

Again, I'm not a great sewer, I just tried a few shrinking techniques and sewing attempts to learn how to work my new machine. Hope you liked and good luck with your shrink sewing!
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011 12:13:31 PM »

You just gave me such the greatest idea! I am trying to learn to sew myself, and what a better way than working with something already pre-structured and starting there! I feel a Goodwill trip coming on soon Smiley Thanks for sharing!

« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011 02:26:12 PM »

I like the after affect of the dress, way better. Although you do seem to be showing two different dresses here? Not sure which one I'm supposed to be looking at.

Check my blog for tutorials and more things I make!

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011 01:06:37 PM »

Some great up-cycling work you have here! Your projects worked as a agreat reminder on how rewarding it is to re-style out-dated pieces into something more fashionable and original!

As a tiny accent I might try and give the polka dotted dress's collars a round shape.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011 05:12:04 PM »

Oh wow, you made that DRASTICALLY better, ha ha.  It looks great!

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