I’ve been working on my sewing skills, and here’s proof!


I went to Goodwill back in January and snagged a few items specifically for the purpose of altering and working on my sewing skills. This was the first of those to be complete. I really liked the print, and it was cotton (easy to work with), but I hated the style and shape. So, I took off some length and re-hemmed it (my first hem! They are a pain). I also cut off the attached tie-backs, and used those to make new, slightly longer straps, as the previous armholes were a bit snug. Then I grabbed this trusty red sash from my belt collection, and voila! New dress. 😀


I’m quite happy with how it turned out. It’ll be a perfect dress for summer months. I showed the finished thing to Ian and he said he couldn’t even tell it hadn’t originally come like that, which was a nice boon to my sewing ego.

Have you ever refashioned something you found at a thrift store? Any epic success stories?