Jan 28, 2015

Stripes Are A Good Thing...Part One!


I picked up this plain navy blue dress the other day for $2.  Since it was polyester with some lycra mixed in, my first thought was to just take it in on the sides for an easy pullover dress.  However, when I brought it home, it happened to match perfectly with a striped polo shirt hanging in my refashion closet.  The wheels in my head started turning and I decided to kick it up a notch with some stripes!

The end result was this....






Keep reading for the step-by-step on how it was done.










At this point, the refashion could be finished, but I wanted the neckline a little higher, plus I thought the added detail would be nice.



This next step was just to get a better fit.  It worked well since the fabric had some stretch to it.  With non-stretch fabric it would probably be better to remove the sleeve, trim everything down and then replace the sleeve.



 And that's it!  Pretty simple, very comfortable, and the best part...enough fabric left over to make a skirt!  Coming soon!

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13 comments:

  1. Very cool. Nothing else to say except it looks great on you.

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  2. So classy! What a great combination.

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    1. Thank you! It's hard to go wrong with navy and white!

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  3. I love thze dress after....thanks for the tuto, give me somes ideas. KISS

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    1. Thanks! I hope that it has inspired you to have some fun with stripes!

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  4. A very flattering dress, Susan. You look fabulous!!! I think the added stripe at the neckline finishes it off perfectly.

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    1. Thanks Pam for the lovely compliment and for the feature! I appreciate the ongoing linky party that you host. I always get a a lot of traffic coming from your direction!

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  5. Oh my gosh, Susan, you are so beautiful! And so clever! This is a brilliant idea and so timely. I just bought a plain, slightly too small, grey knit dress at the thrift store the other day. This is the perfect idea to give it a little personality. Thanks for the inspiration and I love that you added some of the stripe on the neckline.

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    1. Thanks, Beth, for your sweet comments! I'm anxious to see what you do with your grey dress...I know it will be fabulous! Congrats on all the exciting things going on with you and your adventures. I'm amazed on how you can keep up with teaching, creating, sewing, blogging, etc. Plus, you always leave the most encouraging comments for the rest of us in the blogosphere. You truly are a gem!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan