Fugly Floral Dress: REHASHED

When I found this dress in a thrift store awhile back, I immediately loved that floral print! It looked like a lovely vintage wallpaper and I was determined to save it! I loved the ruffles too, in fact I debated whether or not I should rehash this one at all, or just leave it alone. It wasn’t until I actually tried it on that the decision became easy, it looked horrible!! That is my hurl face you see here…

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First thing I did was to pick out the trim that was around the collar and empire waist. I had actually almost finished picking it from around the waist when I realized I hadn’t taken the before pic! Then I removed the sleeves and high neckline and finished off with bias tape. Then I thought the ruffle at the collar was still a little too much, so I took some of it off and hemmed. Then I took a large section off of the bottom of the dress and used it to make a waist tie. Then I added 3 cute little vintage buttons from my stash. In my mind I was done, I was going to keep this a maxi. However when I tried it on, I wasn’t happy with it…

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So I got back to work and took off some of the length. This is what it looked like when I was finished!


I love how it turned out! Sometimes you have a vision for a piece but as you get into it, that vision changes into something else. This one will be for sale, I didn’t take it in on the sides at all so it will fit a wide variety of sizes. There is plenty more room in this dress, especially in the bust!

Back to the machine…


7 thoughts on “Fugly Floral Dress: REHASHED

  1. naturally like your website but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I’ll definitely come back again.

    1. Ha ha thanks! Some people who refashion do just look for the ugliest dress they can find but not me! I always look for something that has details that I love, whether it be the fabric, a collar or a pretty ruffle. You should try one! 🙂

    1. Hi Nicola! Thank you so much! I’m glad you like my refashions. You should definitely start this year! It is so much fun. Feel free to send me pictures if you need some ideas 🙂

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