Monday, December 2, 2013

Fabulous Fall Floral

Hello again everyone!

I am just getting around to posting this refashion I did before Thanksgiving. I found this floral dress at a local thrift store that benefits a battered women's shelter. I love going there because they have some fabulously outdated dresses that I love buying and refashioning! Plus, you cannot go wrong with stuffing a bag for $4. I think I paid about $0.75 for this dress.

Anyway, here it is, along with gross Darwin showing you all his back end. Yucky old Darwin!

This dress is made from a heavy knit material that I thought would be perfect for fall. I love tights and dresses, and I knew this would look great. All it needed was a hem! That proved to be a little harder than I thought, though, as I am terrible at sewing knit material.

I struggled with this thing for a few hours, and finally got it. I apologize for not taking pictures of the sewing part of it, but what I did is simple enough: I folded the raw edge over twice and sewed it down. I had to do a lot of trial-and-error-style adjusting, though, so I would not be surprised if the hem ended up folded over three times in some places and barely two in others. Why was that thing so crooked???

It ended up being fine, though.

Here is the finished product, which I paired with a pair of black tights, black ankle boots, a black skinny belt, a black jacket, and a gold statement necklace.

Oh, and here is a selfie I took with FatSpice. Happy Monday! :)

Even though this dress turned out looking okay, I will have to go back and fix many of the areas I sewed. I cannot believe just raising a hemline was that hard! Have you ever had a frustrating refashion? I would love to hear about it!


  1. Hi Emily
    Your sewing is awesome. I love your creations. I wish I could make dresses like that. I love to sew but mostly smaller things like bags. I wanted to thank you for joining us as a cohost this week at the CLIMB. So glad to have you with us. You have a wonderful blog and I've enjoyed my visit with you. Hope you will visit when you have time. I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to see your next beautiful dress.

  2. It turned out way cute! And you can never go wrong with stuffing a bag for $4. Hope you have a great day.

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