Last week I posted about this wonderful maxi dress that Jenny at jem apparel was kind enough to send me. You may remember me mentioning my plans to refashion it so no layering was required.
I am pretty stoked with how it turned out.
I tried to take pictures as I went, but they didn't turn out as well as I would like. So, a verbal discription will have to suffice.
First, I used a seam ripper to remove the tag at the back of the dress. Then, I took scissors and cut the lining of the bodice just above it's seam with the skirt. Then, I cut the straps along the seam that faces the collarbone to open it up to a cap sleeve. I folded the lining up at the back, did a rolled hem and secure it to the strap. Repeat in the front. Then I had to secure the loose part of fabric from the strap that was becoming the new sleeve. If you can follow any of that you deserve some sort of medal. Because it sounds really confusing. I should hire someone to take pictures while I am working because I stink at taking meaningful photos as I go. Feel free to write me an email if you have questions.
Looking to buy a maxi with sleeves? Here are a few good options (all under $50):