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Thrift store dress refashion

I found this dress at Thrift Town for $1.99. The color and general shape of the dress are cute, but it needed some tweaking.

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Overall, it was a bit big. The sleeves were awkward, and I’m more likely to wear a dress when it’s warm, so the sleeves needed to go. I also think it feels a little frumpy at that length.

Here’s what I did:

The shoulder seams were low, so I was able to just remove the length and hem. I added two darts in the back at the waist to trim it down but keep the fullness of the skirt. I kept the top a little loose, but that makes nursing easier and will allow me to wear it over a long sleeve black tee in the winter if I want. I do need to find a new belt or trim down the one I used for the “after” photos. I really like the belt with the dress, but it is way too long. I like how the width of it breaks up the business of the print, though.

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I had planned to take about six inches off of the length, but Finn thought it looked nice the way it was. I still might, but honestly, for chasing after a toddler the longer length is probably more practical.

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage

Thrift store dress refashion was originally published on SubEarthan Cottage