At first glance, you might think I just cut off the length.
I didn’t, but it was almost as easy and I was able to give a too small dress a refashion for a change.
To refashion something that is too small can be a real challenge. I usually put the too tight thrift store clothes back on the rack. But I thought it would be fun to have something red, and into my cart it went.
So instead of just cutting off the bottom and putting in a new hem, I cut out the mid section and used the more roomy bottom and the existing hem.
Here’s the game plan:
You’ll cut twice.
Three quarters of an inch below your top measurement.
And three quarters of an inch above the bottom measurement.
You are basically cutting out the middle section.
Match the marks when pinning, easing and sewing the top to the bottom.
Use a quarter inch piece of elastic and measure around your waist on the new waistline. Pull slightly until you get the tension you like and cut. I left mine slightly loose since it’ll most likely be hot when I wear this.
You could dress this up with a belt, some nice shoes and jewelry or just keep it simple and casual.
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