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Makeover for an old dress September 28, 2008

Posted by Sarah in clothes, fabric, flowers, refashion, sewing.

This dress was a second hand buy a few years back. I’ve always loved the fabric and the unusual collar. The dresss was never quite right though. The elastic under the bodice was always uncomfortable, and made the whole outfit ride up unflatteringly.

I unpicked the waistband and elastic, then ironed the whole garment flat again. I’ve put new darts in the front and back to bring the sides in, and made a cute belt to wear with it.



1. Sarah - September 29, 2008

This is a huge improvement! Great job!

2. Sarah - September 30, 2008

Thank you very much!

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