Saturday, March 06, 2010

Maxi refashion

It occurred to me the other day that all those maxi dresses you see around - on sale of course! - would be the ideal candidate for refashioning. I've been finding leopard knit rather hard to find for a while, so when I saw this I thought it would be a good candidate at a mere $20 on sale up the road:
The neckline is way too blingy - it looks even worse in person I think.








So I cut the bling off (interestingly, it came off as one piece which might actually make quite a nice necklace - as you can see in the Afters).


I cut it fairly straight (the back was slightly elasticated and straight so I left it as is), put some pleats at the centre front to dip the neckline, and made the Butterick 8149 gathered straps.

Here is the after. This might even end up being a tripfit, since it packs up small and doesn't wrinkle.

I might need to sauce it up a bit, but I will wear it a few times first.

8 comments:

kitty said...

Oh wow, new glamorous frock with little effort!
Gotta love that! Fine refashioning work Miss Mog!

gold said...

Great work It looks fabulous!

livebird said...

Flippin' GENIUS. You spake of the maxi refashion and lo, here it is. I'm crushed though that you didn't model the 'before' frock for us, haha. It was dreadful. And now it is awesome. Hooray for you!

Carol said...

What an incredible refashion. Funny how the bling looked wrong as a neckline but as a necklace looks great.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Fabulous refashion! What is that neckline made of? I can't figure out if it's metallic cord or actual chain.

moggy said...

It's actually a metal chain... I shall have to attempt to wear it as a necklace!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

What a great looking dress! You should enter it in a recycle/reuse contest!

The Mad Tatter said...

Meeeeoow!