8.26.2012

DIY: A dress that's too short & a dress that shrunk

I had two dresses that were too short for me.  One(left) I got knowing it was too short, but I got it anyway with the plans of lengthening it later, and the other one(right) was a good length until I washed it and it shrunk a ton!  Don't you hate it when that happens?!!


So I cut off one dress and used that extra fabric to lengthen the other dress.  With the dress I cut off, I made it into a top, which turned out to be a very cute peplum top.  The two fabrics are a little different from each other, but I didn't want to go through the hassle of trying to find the perfect match to lengthen the dress.  It's noticeable but I don't think it looks too bad.


I used liquid stitch on the bottom hem of the top(to save the length because if I would've hemmed the bottom, it would've been too short), and with the extra fabric I cut off, I used it to lengthen the other dress.

The before/after:

Striped dress & Blue sandals : c/o Oasap | Bracelets: H&M, J.Crew
Striped top: H&M(altered) | Royal blue jeans: c/o Romwe | Red flats: Target

22 comments:

  1. Wow, that's really super cute! I love the peplum top you made!

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  2. darling -- and how perfect the fabric matches!! great idea!

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  3. Wow. so so great.

    What a great skill you have.

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  4. That is just freaking amazing! Stopping by from Creative Monday!

    xo
    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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  5. This is such an awesome idea. I love the shirt and also the slight look of a hem on the dress. Amazing!

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  6. very cute both!
    Sara, the first dress has a zip in tha back side?

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    1. Thank you! The first dress has a side zipper. :)

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  7. Wow, the shirt and refashioned dress came out so amazingly well! I was so in awe that I showed my boyfriend (who feigned excitement even though I'm sure he didn't care). Great job! I love seeing your re-designs like this!

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    1. Haha, that's how my husband is when I show him my projects! Thanks for your comment!

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  8. Another fabulous makeover!!!

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  9. I think they are even better after than before! What a great idea!

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  10. So cute! Great job!

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  11. Oh my goodness these are both adorable! You are so talented!
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Fantastic ideea and it looks lovely. Well done Trish

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  13. Love both refashions! The top is so cute and I love the jeans color. I have been wanting a pair lik that :)

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    1. I love them, the fit is very flattering . You should get them too!:)

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  14. I'm so glad that I'm following you! This is brilliant. Definitely going to try this. Thank you!!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  15. I absolutely LOVE both! I like how the fabric at the bottom of the dress is a little different- it makes it look more interesting! The top is just super cute and looks great with the colored jeans! Great job!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  16. 2 more fabulous refashions there!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. Found this on Pinterest and I think it's super cool!


    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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  18. I love the longer dress and the peplum top!!! Perfect!

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