Here's the before and after:
Before in detail:
Here's the steps for my re-design simplified!
One: Cut out those shoulder pads! This is the most simple thing to update!
Two: Measure and cut sleeves to desired length, then fold over seam and sew!
Three: I thought the waist would look better if the waist line was less steep. So I seam ripped the front side and cut about two inches from the bottom.
Four: Iron! I've become best friends with my iron. It guarantees helping you sew pretty seams!
Five: Pin the seams of the skirt to the waist and sew!
Six: Measure and cut the skirt to desired length! Then fold over seam and SEW!
Ready for the remodel? =]
I hope you love it because I do!
The little cap sleeves and mini skirt are so cute!
I wish it was still summer or I'd throw it on!
The center photo shows an added cardigan and belt to further modernize it!
In the end don't fear a dress that isn't quite right! It's so much easier to do a little work to make it work for you! This dress cost me $4 and I bet if it was designed new would be ten times that!