Refashion: Night Gown to Day Dress

To say that I am over the moon with this refashion might be the understatement of the year. Contrary to the appearance of the photo, I did not lose 40 lbs. I just took a thrifted 3XL night gown and trimmed it into a sweet little day dress.

thrifted & refashioned dress - $4 | similar here | similar on sale
thrifted belt - $1 | similar here
urban outfitters pumps - $15 | sorta similar here

Things to look for if you want to take on a similar refashion:

To give yourself a break look for a nightgown that has finishes you can reuse. I maintained the original hem, sleeve hem, and neckline, and it saved me a lot of work. Obviously, look for a print and fabric that you like and that is in good condition (this actually still had it's original tags). In the end, belting your nightgown/dress will make all of the difference!

What do you think?

Have you refashioned anything lately? Leave a link so we can all check it out!


  1. this is fantastic! for real, i'm so inspired right now! thanks for sharing this beautiful project!! :)

  2. I think this is terrific! It's such a good idea and you did a wonderful job with it. Now I'm on the lookout for a new nightgown that will become a dress!


  3. I want that! SO great. Your refashions are my fave.

    -Sarah @

  4. Love it! It turned out amazing!

  5. I think it's awesome! You also do an outstanding job with your refashions.

  6. So so pretty. You inspire me to learn how to better use my sewing machine.

  7. That is gorgeous! It always pays to think outside the box! I just found your blog and I simply love it! I think we have similar taste and our blogs have the same themes. I just made a trip to Goodwill today and am planning on posting some refashions soon!
    Here is a minor refashion of a thrifted skirt i just posted: .

  8. This is amazing! I like it so much!

  9. Hi. Do you have directions to how you sewed this? I can't figure it out. (I'm a beginner sewer) Did you leave it size 3xl and just belt it or did you cut it somewhere and re-sew it to make it slightly more fitted? (as well as belting) How did you do the sleeves? You have a lot of great projects on your blog but the tutorials on how to do them for us beginners would be amazing! Thank you.


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