Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Blue Plaid Dress Refashion

2.03.2012

Blue Plaid Dress Refashion

It was time for a new dress. My grandmother had been saving a bunch of clothing in her house, so when she passed away I got some of the fabulous vintage clothing. This dress was one of them. The fabric really stood out to me, but not the shape or the size. It was too big for me, and it's just a giant rectangle.
What I did was cut off the sleeves and take in the sides. I changed the rectangle shape, so now it comes in at the waist. Then I shortened the sleeves from the top and reattached them. I also shortened the belt. It was a pretty quick refashion. One of my favorite things about this dress? It buttons down the front, so it's perfect for nursing.
 
The huge inverted box pleat on the front is really unique and fun. 
It also looks great with a cardigan. Yay for new dresses and the little pleasure they bring!
 
If you wonder about these funny pictures and why I'm always looking to the left, Henry was on the floor so I was talking to him and playing with him while these pictures were being taken.

8 comments:

  1. This is so cute! And perfect for being a nursing mom, and not wearing a skirt and shirt. Guess I need to look for a dress like this one!

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  2. Very nice! I love it and love the tights.

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  3. awesome job on this! I love it!

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  4. Great refashion! It looks so lovely on you!

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  5. This is a great refashion!! Nice job!

    Sarah from The House That Ag Built

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  6. SUCH a lovely dress! And a perfect blue color for you! I'm jealous :)

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  7. You are so talented! I love seeing what you can do. You look amazing by the way, never would guess you just had a baby!

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  8. oh my gosh! this is so cute.

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