Taming the Animal Print. A Dress Refashion!

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This dress was thrifted in a previous 30% off Value Village thrift haul and I am finally getting around to refashioning it.  It is a beautiful black and white animal print, but the only problem with it is that it is a 2X and is huge on me.  But this is a simple fix.

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I especially love the tucked neck detail and the cap sleeves.

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First I put it on inside out and pinned where I needed to take it in.  My final seams were 3 inches in on each side, and 1 1/2 in at each tuck, totalling 12 inches.

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Then I just sewed along my new seam allowance, and  just a quick try on before zigzag stitching over the raw edges of the new seam.

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 I think it is a beautiful finished result and couldn’t be more happy with this find.  What do you think?  Cheers, Michele