Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Rehab Bridesmaid Dress to a New Dress

So, the question still remains…can you really wear that bridesmaid dress again? We've all either been in weddings or have been to weddings, and the bridesmaid gowns aren't always the most chic or flattering. Well, I'm here to tell you that you can definitely wear that dress again! Katherine Heigl should have read this post instead of coveting all those 27 Dresses in her NYC apartment closet.

This dress is a traditional Filipino butterfly sleeved one, which is pretty much a sight to behold. Bright pink, and big, ole puffy sleeves.

We could have used material to brew coffee after! Post-sleeve fix, I worked on removing the bodice from the skirt, to turn this into two separate pieces. Since it won't work again as a dress, we're getting crafty and repurposing into a completely different piece. The stitches around the waist were removed and the dress turned into two pieces! Next, the raw edges at the bottom of the bodice got pinned under and then sewn in place.

The neckline was given a little cinch and pinch, where by cinching the bust area and pinning a safety pin in place, a bit of ruching is created and in just a few easy steps, you can go from frockalicious to super chic and have something appropriate for day…or night with just some accessory changes!

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