A Darling Dress Refashion

July 20, 2015Sheri Pavlović

In keeping with this month’s Refashioning 101: The 2 for 1 Upcycle theme I’ve come up with an adorable quick fix for a too small dress + a simple trick for camouflaging unwanted prints!

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Here’s how to create a darling dress refashion AND get rid of an annoying t-shirt graphic! (this tutorial also works brilliantly on grown-up gear!)

darling dress refashion

Grab a too small dress, a t-shirt with a silly print and an embroidered doily (or piece of coordinating fabric) large enough to cover the t-shirt graphic.

darling dress refashion

Pin the doily over the t-shirt print.

darling dress refashion

Stitch it on, et voila! No more silly print!

darling dress refashion

Chop the skirt off of the dress.

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Pop the t-shirt over the skirt with right sides facing and the t-shirt hem lined up with the raw edge of the skirt.

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Stitch together.

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Trim off any excess fabric, flip right side out and zigzag over the outside seam for extra strength if desired.

darling dress refashion after

Pretty darn sweet, eh? (+ the dress is now even a wee bit too big which means a few extra months of wear! Yay!)

But what about the top of the dress?

dress to top refashion

A quick hem and it’s now a quirky cropped blouse perfect for throwing over a t-shirt!

For more funky DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!


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