Dress Refashioned Into A Top!!

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I have had this dress that I thrifted for ages now and wasn’t sure what to do with it.  The yoked bust area was just too snug and made me look like I was wearing a maternity dress.  Also it was a bit too short, but I love the fabric and the pattern so it stayed on my refashion pile which never seems to get any smaller no matter how many refashions I do.  What’s up with that?  Oh, yeah, I keep buying new pieces to refashion.  Silly me!

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Anyways, I just decided to hack the fabric off under the yoke and use that to make a top that I could throw over shorts or a skirt for a quick summer outfit.  Once the fabric was chopped off, I just folded it in half and laid a t-shirt top that already fits me and chopped away.  Then it was just a simple matter of sewing it up.

imageHere is the first incarnation.  I didn’t like the way the neck sat so high on me, it wasn’t flattering.  So using a bit of one of the scrap sleeves as facing fabric, I made a bit of a slit in the front of the , stitched it down and now I like how it fits much better.

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So here is the second incarnation of the dress to top refashion with the new neckline.

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Here is the neckline in closeup and any good sewist will see that the sides aren’t quite even, but I am okay with that.  What do you think of my dress to top refashion?  Cheers, Michele

5 thoughts on “Dress Refashioned Into A Top!!

    barb said:
    June 20, 2016 at 08:46

    What a difference. Great job .

      MicheleBrunskill responded:
      June 20, 2016 at 09:04

      Thank you! I just couldn’t let that dress malinger any longer on my refashion pile. Have a lovely day. Cheers, Michele

    Tammy said:
    June 20, 2016 at 19:01

    That’s very nice

    eimear greaney said:
    June 21, 2016 at 03:44

    That fabric is lovely, great make

      MicheleBrunskill responded:
      July 26, 2016 at 19:20

      Thank you, I am trying to be more conscientious and write back to my commenters. Sorry it took so long. Cheers, Michele

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