Friday, September 16, 2011

Fixing a Dress

So I bought this dress at Rue 21 and I just absolutely love it!! The only problem with it is...when I wore it the first time I was so busy pulling it up that I didn't enjoy looking cute in it. So I decided to fix it.

It took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to do...but then the wheels finally started turning and I decided to make a braided strap for it. I had bought this knit t-shirt from savers a long time ago for a different project that was a I held onto it just in case I might need it for something else...which I did!!

I cut the shirt into 3 2" strips and braided them as tightly as I could (this way they are already stretched and when I wear the dress they won't stretch and fall).

Then I tried the dress on and pinned the straps on exactly where I wanted them. At first I was going to do two straps with them criss-crossing int he back, but then decided to do a halter instead. After I pinned them I simply sewed them on!
Since the back was falling down too, I decided it would look cute to add just one braid in the very middle of my back!
It worked perfectly....and I didn't have to worry for a second about pulling it up....I just got to feel cute in it!

1 comment:

Foust Family said...

That worked out well! What a cute dress!!!

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