Monday, December 16, 2013

Boxy Dress Refashion

Hey-yo kids :]

Guess who is back with another refashion? This was another one that I did right at the end of the summer, but didn't get around to importing the photos until a short while ago. I know, I'm SO on top of life:

Boxy Dress Refashion

But anyway, I scored this beauty for a dollar at goodwill and thought that it would be a pretty easy update [PS my shins in these pictures are evidence that I'm really good at moving furniture out of apartments. CLEARLY.].

Boxy Dress Refashion

All I did was make a big ol' chop right across the bottom, which I promptly hemmed...

Boxy Dress Refashion

...then pinned and sewed up the sides so that it wasn't so boxy...

Boxy Dress Refashion

... and finally finished the whole thing up by putting a zipper the the back. Because who doesn't love bright yellow zippers, amiright? Right.
Actually, I only put it in because once I took in the sides, I was no longer able to just slip the whole thing over my head. But still, let's just pretend it was for fashion purposes~

Boxy Dress Refashion

And just like that, this dress went from "hey look, I'm pretty much wearing a body pillow" to "hey look, now it's kind of like a little black dress."
Awww yeeeeeah.
I feel like you can always find these big boxy dresses at the thrift store, so I'm excited to try and do this again sometime!

Because I'll be linkin' this one up here and here!


  1. Awww yeah. Dat dress. I'm in the middle of a men's shirt to peplum dress refashion but...I'm having some major issues. IE, the pattern I drafted doesn't on the pieces I have of the shirt. Ooopth. But' I'm pretty sure I had a dream last night in which I sorted the problem, so I think it'll be good.

    1. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to see that! I want to get some more crazy men's shirts to futz around with.
      Ooopth, I'm sure you'll figure out how to fix it :'D

  2. You did a great job here :)
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays, featuring and pinning this week at the blog hop...

  3. Becca, I started on a page with your drawings and now, I have been clicking through your fashion. Clearly, you are multitalented! Love it!