I decided to buy it, because, well, I'm a sucker for a bargain and with all clothes half price that week, I picked up this dress for $2 instead of $4. Figured I'd be able to work with it somehow.
I asked advice of my fellow refashionista's on Refashion Co-op what to do with the frumpy dress - with suggestions of a drawstring casing waist, which is exactly what I did, as well as shortening sleeves.
I used the excess fabric cut away from the bottom of the dress to make casing for the waistline, stitched inside the dress, with 'button holes' for a drawstring (also made from the same fabric) to pull through at the front.
And here it is:
I knew the fabric would be a little sheer, but until I looked at this photograph, didn't realise quite how much! Definitely needs a slip worn underneath.
Mr Recycled isn't so sure of this refashion. Maybe the colour doesn't suit my skin tone? What do you think readers?
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