Thrifted Dress Redesigned

Brand new with the tags still on
Brown and White polka- dot dress

When I got it home it had arm holes made for a stick person (probably why it still had the tags on) and it was to long for my shape

So I tore it apart

I removed the sleeves, and took the hem up 3″ and used the material to make new sleeves.
You may need to take a second look to notice the changes.

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  1. Great job Dawn! I can’t imagine how much talent it takes to do a project like that!


  2. I love it! I often redo thrift store dresses, usually to make them into shirts, you did a great job!
    I found your through Debbie Doos, I am your newest follower and hope you will follow me back.


  3. It’s funny how different the colour is from the before to the after that I thought you had dyed the dress too. Way to go on making over the sleaves from the heming material. I love the cut of the dress and bet you get a lot of wear out of it.

  4. Dawn.. what a great job. I like it better now. I sew and would rather start from scratch than take something apart… a new follower. found you on Debbie’s party. Hope you stop by sometimes

  5. I love it! You’re very talented with alterations! thanks for linking it up!

  6. Wow! I love dismantling clothes but I am not so good at putting them back together……great job on this dress. The sleeves, especially, are way better.

  7. Saw your dress on not just a housewife . . . you did a fantastic job! It looks amazing! I love giving thrift store finds a little makeover–it’s so fun!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  8. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

  9. That is such a clever idea. The dress is darling.

  10. So not only does it work better for you but it has some real style now. Such a bargain. Yay you. Thanks for sharing this on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  11. That dress is gorg. Seriously what a great find! And I love the sleeves now! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up at Thrifty THursdays!

  12. Cute sleeve refashion! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

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