I bought this dress last November on the deep discount rack. Originally it had a white background, so I over dyed it light blue, cut off the straps and the racer-back to add sleeves. Luckily it was a full maxi dress with tiers, so there was plenty of fabric for the sleeves. (Why am I always surprised how much fabric is needed for sleeves?) The neckline was a bit too low, so added the lace and fabric there. I also removed a tier because it sat right under my tummy, in the most unflattering way!
Sleeves modified from this pattern:
And a doll outfit:
Original bodice, after over-dyeing:
It turned out great! Beautiful job on the alterations.
Wow! Nice job breathing new life into a garment!
You are a creative problem solver when it comes to making clothes wearable and more “you”.
You’ve given me a few ideas from your post that might help me save some of my own clothing…overdyeing is something I forget about…and making the outfit more flattering by adjusting the waistline…
Nice work…I bet it is lovely wearing!
What a great transformation! I don’t think anyone would even have an inkling that this dress started off totally different.
Thanks the kind comments!
I’ve had a few fails/surprises overdyeing. Blue and yellow makes green, but neon green?!?
Wow! Awesome re-work!! You are a master tailor.
Thank you, but at best, I’m a bumbling tailor.
Clever save. I never could have done this!
I love your altered version of this dress. SOOOO much better than the original!
Just so dang cool. I am in awe of anyone who can look at a thing and imagine it differently …then actually MAKE IT! Ingenious really. Fantastic work.