Sunday, June 26, 2011
Before & After
OY! That took me alot longer than I would have liked to. DISCLAIMER: I have just downloaded a program called Picasa/Picnik to edit photos and I suck at it! Be patient with me...they will get prettier : )
So this is a before and after post. I bought this dress for $10 at a thrift store in Minneapolis. Midwest thrifting is amazing by the way. The Good Wills and Salvation Army's aren't picked over like they are here. I got tons of great stuff while I was in the mid west!
I really loved the stripes and colors of this dress and thought I could do something with it. A few months ago hemmed the bottom and sleeves...still wasn't enough for me. So today I decided to play with the neck line and wallah! One of my favorite dresses.
STEP 1: Measure shoulders and neck dip. I took each shoulder in about an a inch and a half and dipped he neck about 4 inches.
STEP 2: After I made marks I connected them with erasable marker. The marks that are left over will wash away.
STEP 3: Do the same to the back. I dropped the back about 7 inches because Im in a low back phase.
STEP 4: Cut over wear I traced. It's important to use fabric scissors and ONLY to use these scissors on fabric. They dull super fast if used on anything else.
STEP 5: I am currently obsessing over Bias Tape. Instead of folding the hem your self and dealing with tapering etc. Bias tape basically does it for you a neater. If you want more info on this just email me.
STEP 6: Sew it right on there!
All in all this only took about an hour. It was done inbetween visiting Charley(Sam's adorable baby) and family dinner. Ahhh Sundays....
Posted by lyndsay senerchia at 3:29 PM