Day 4- No Sew Wrap Dress

Hello lovely people!

Today has been one of those days. You know what I mean: you have a million things to do, none of which you can put off, and you just have to push through and do your best.  I finished a presentation, met with my advisor, I was then told that the presentation needed to be completely revamped. I went to my office to work and was met with students who needed questions answered. I had to run to the airport to pick up my lovely roommate then I had to arrange snacks for my church youth meeting and get them across town.  Now I’m home and need to get to work on that presentation, but I have this challenge to do! (Now you see what I mean). After the craziness of today I was tempted to push today’s refashion to tomorrow, but then I realized it isn’t called a challenge for nothing! It is a challenge, but I’m not a complete masochist. I chose a project that would be a no sew refashion.  I started with a dress that’s been hanging around for a couple months just waiting to be spruced up.


Forgive the boots, it’s winter. Believe it or not this went from start to finish with only three simple steps.  Here we go!

First, I removed the shoulder pads.


Second, I laid the dress flat and made a cut down the center of the dress from the waist to the bottom of the skirt allowing the dress to be opened completely like a robe.

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Third, I removed some length and left the edge raw (with the pleats you can’t even tell!)


Finally, I unbuttoned the cuffs and rolled the sleeves to elbow length. I safety pinned (or you could use a cute brooch!) the dress in place and voila!


I guess I wasn’t feeling particularly photogenic tonight, because all my smiling photos were super cheesy.  So we’ll go with something sassy, eh?  With the wrap the hem lays slightly askew, but I think it adds character!  Who said getting a better fit had to be difficult or take a sewing machine?  Tomorrow should have a few extra hours (or so I keep telling myself) so I’ll be working on a more in depth refashion.  Thank you for continuing to join me on this week long journey and if you’ve been working on projects send me pictures and I can feature you during the week!  Jennifer over at Days with a Lazy Writer and Busy Crafter worked through a tutorial adjusting the fit of v-neck tees.  I know I have a bunch of those lying around and may have to give it a try.  Go check out her post and see for yourself! If you had a crazy day like I did just remember you got through it and tomorrow we get to wake up and start again. Get some sleep guys, I know I need it!  I’ll see you tomorrow!




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