Monday, September 14, 2009

before -> after


before -> after, originally uploaded by Soozs.

Another refashion from a classic fat garment to something a bit more stylish.

The photos aren't great, but I raised the shoulders, shortened the sleeves from elbow to mid upper arm and the length from almost ankle to mid-upper calf, added pin tuck detail to front and darts to back.

The whole job took less than an hour, was very quick and easy and has taken a classic sack to a nice dress. Still a little boring though. I may yet do some kind of embellishment on the front...

9 comments:

cjbell said...

That is really nice!! Who would have thought such small changes would make such a difference. I am impressed. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

That's amazing, the difference a few changes make! Totally changes your profile (and makes you look like you've lost a few kilos in that hour!)

Mary said...

What a difference! Looks great.

Christy Sews said...

Wow! What an improvement!!

craftydabbler said...

Oh, that is wonderful! Someday I hope I will have the nerve to sew more.

Nannette said...

Wow what a crazy good difference! I never think to refit bad designs. Will have to change my ways!

dotted lines said...

A v-neck instead of that squared off scoop might look really good, as well. :) I'm going to have to try something like the tucks in the front - they're so flattering!

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration! I have a black linen dress that I was about to send to the thrift store because it was just too darned big and baggy. Your post made me look at it again and I spent a fun hour or two remodeling it last weekend. Now the shoulders fit better, it has some definition at the waist, and the length is much improved. So--thanks for the new dress in my closet!

bobbins said...

Hmmm...Makes me want to get out a couple of dresses I ordered on the interwebs that go around me - and look like I'm wearing something 4 sizes too big above the waist.

Sigh. When ppl that know nothing about grading for large sizes sell clothing.