Friday, April 5, 2013

Little Black Dress Refashion

This little black dress was given to me a few years ago but it was so old fashion, conservative and yucky that I have never worn it. The ruffles on the sleeves and neckline were appalling. Added with the weight of the knit sweater fabric made the dress unbearable to wear. 
I decided today either I fix it or it goes!
I had to first see the potential and look for the things I liked about it. 
I like the skirt length. 
I liked the bodice. 
So I had an idea, take the sleeves off and make it sleeveless!!!
First I took my seam ripper and took the sleeves off.
Then I ironed the old seam allowance wrong side together. This fabric is knit so I only folded it over once. However if I had fabric that would fray, I would have folded it over twice or use binding. 
 Finally, I topstitched the sleeveless armholes.
This is my fun little black dress. It looks great with my black boots or sandals and this cute hot pink belt. I am so glad I saved it after all this time. I only wished I had fixed it sooner.
Best wishes and tons of stitches!