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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