Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Goodwill Dress Remake


Hey guys! 
One of my best friends, Angelica, is in town and we both LOVE DIY projects, so when we got together yesterday, our first stop was Goodwill! We picked up some cute stuff, but also some disgustingly hideous dresses that we saw potential in. One of those dresses was this one below:

(Excuse my dog in the background haha)

Not the best photo quality, but you get how old-ladyish it was..

This was my first time sewing a piece of clothing, so it wasn't the best, but I'm pretty proud of how it turned out!

Well, here's how I turned it around!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Dress
  • Scissors 
  • Pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Mirror
Step 1: Try on the dress and figure out how short you want it to be. Mark it with chalk so it will rub off later.

Step 2: Take off the dress and find where you marked it. Fold it over to make a straight line of where you'd like to cut it, but add enough fabric to the end so that you can fold it over twice. (I did about 4-5 inches, but it's always better to make it longer than shorter).

Step 3: Cut in a straight line. I didn't do that part so well and it made this whole process a LOT more difficult than it had to be.

Step 4: Next, lay the dress inside out on the floor and fold up the hem twice. Folding it twice keeps it from fraying. 

Step 5: Use pins to hold the hem where you want it. My dress was a bit silky and didn't stay in place very well, so I used an iron to make the fabric stay in place better.

Step 6: Keeping the pins in, sew the dress along the seam with thread that matches the color of the dress.

Step 7: As you pass each pin, you can take them out. 

Step 8: Once all the pins are out, turn the dress back the right way, try it on, and enjoy!

So it was just a simple tutorial of how to hem a dress, but I was pretty proud of how it turned out so I decided to post it anyways :)

Comment below with any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas for crafts you'd like to see me do my own spin on! 

Happy crafting!

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