Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Something Old Becomes New Again!

I have had this dress for over 10 years, and probably only wear it once a year. For Lent this year, I decided to give away 40 items from my closet; and not to buy any new clothing items for 40 days!

Yes, I was successful! I actually gave up over 100 items from my closet, including shoes! In the process I can across items that I still loved, but felt were outdated, so I decided to keep a few to refashion and to make "new" again.

Here is one of my projects!

I decided to remake this dress into a sleeveless sheath with a squared neckline.

I also decided to make the dress more form fitting and took it in about 3/4" on each side.

I used bias tape for the neckline and sleeve facings.

My finish refashioned dress!

I plan to wear it with a summer bright colored cardigan for work! Hope to post pictures when I do!


  1. Hi Dr. Donna - there's nothing like a great refashion. I really like your finished project.

  2. OMG!!! I never would have thought to do this. I like the changes.