Designs on Denim: Part 3
The third piece in this denim series is also from my massive Thrift Town haul – this time it’s a denim dress. I paid $7.99.
This dress is made of lightweight denim and has a polo-shirt style collar and cuffs. There’s a button missing too!
First thing to do was obviously to hack a large amount off the length – just above the missing button.
Next I had to take the sides in (a lot) – see red chalk marks below.
Here’s how it looks with the collar unpicked and the cuffs cut off. My original idea was to keep the sleeves as in the below pictures…
But after trying it on, I changed my mind, and cut them off. The shoulder was about an inch longer than it should be and it was not looking good. So off they came!
You can see that to change this from sleeved to sleeveless I altered the side seam at the underarm (click below to enlarge)
After hemming the neckline, armholes and hem quickly, I had a sundress perfect for a day at the park. Nothing goes better with denim than tan leather.
The buttons are metal and kind of jingle a little when I walk. I love it.
Lovely dress! Looks great on you! :-)
Thank you Anna! I really like it too. It’s been great while it’s been hot weather here.
You’re welcome! Yeah, the weather has been ok here too, but after this Sunday, fall is said to be on it’s way. So back to grey weather with hopefully a lot of sewing-time! :-)
Yes but just think – winter coats! :)
OH WOW, what an amazing transformation. Congratulatons.
Thanks Kim, glad you like it! :)
It doesn’t resemble the original dress at all! Great refashion!
Thanks so much! :)
Yes, I agree with everyone else, fantastic refashion!
Thank you! Glad you like it.
This is such a stylish refashion!
Thanks Anna, I have tried it with a few other belts too!
It’s so adorable! I couldn’t have even envisioned it like that from the original. Makes me want to go look at goodwill for stuff to transform
Thanks! Yes get yourself down to Goodwill! :)
I love your blog.
Thanks! And thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! :)
This is amazing! The dress went from unwearable to fabulous! Great job!
Thank you! I think this one is a keeper.
Thanks! It’s really quite different from the before photos.
Wow! What a transformation!
The original dress was less attractive than a burlap potato sack. Now, it’s a work of art!
Well, thanks! The original was far too big, which didn’t help.