Refashioning 101: How to tailor a dress for someone else
If you sew (or do anything crafty at all) chances are someone has asked if you wouldn’t mind doing a spot of DIY for them. While this can get a bit tedious and tiresome at times the absolutely awesome feeling you get when your creative favour is genuinely appreciated and loved just can’t be beat!
Refashioning for friends and sharing my DIY style expertise to help them create their own unique wardrobe definitely gives me the warm fuzzies. Discover my quick and easy method to get started refashioning for others and help the lovely lassies in your life step out in sustainable style!
Raid your buddy’s wardrobe and get stitching with my Refashioning 101: How to tailor a dress for someone else!
victim model pop their too big dress on inside out and oh-so-carefully pin the excess fabric on either side of the dress in place comfortably following the line of their body and along the original seams. Gently remove the dress without disturbing the pins (if a pin or three fall out simply put them back in place).
Stitch the new side seams using the pins as a guide.
Quick tip: a tight zigzag stitched either beside or on top of the new seam will help prevent fraying and add extra strength.
Chop off the excess side fabric and have them try the dress on to check the fit and mark for a shorter length if desired.
Chop the excess length fabric.
Give that perfectly fitting dress a nice clean hem.
Enjoy your warm fuzzy feeling (and hugs!) that come with refashioning for someone else!
Check out my entire Refashioning 101 series right here.
For loads of funky upcycling DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your passion for refashion!