"Playful Playing Playtime" Dress Refashion

It's been a busy week! I'm on my second to last quarter at FIDM, and anyone who attends or has attended FIDM knows the massive workload we get! I finally had time to sew and post up a new refashion. :)

This dress reminded me of a bunch of school kids playing endlessly on the playground with no worries. I couldn't pick just one "play" word, so I thought why not bunch them all together???

I got this dress at a thrift store (3/4 of my closet came from a thrift store LOL). It is a kid's dress, but it's a pretty big size so it could be classified as a junior's small. I fell in love with it from the moment I saw it! 

I added sleeves and also a scalloped hem. 

The picture below shows how I added sleeves. Fold and trace along the armhole and leave a little piece at the end. Sew and hem.  

I researched how to make a scalloped hem and there's a ton of tutorials. Just google "scallop hem" and you'll find alot of resources. The pictures below are just a mini recap of everything I learned from those tutorials.

Add in extra seam allowance to the bottom of your hem. Fold up towards the right side of the fabric. 

Next, draw out your scallops.

Sew on the scallops you just drew. 
Afterwards cut along the edge of the scallops and turn inside out. Use a blind hem or stitch across to keep your scallops from turning over. (Not pictured)

Don't make mistakes like this LOL. 

Final garment...

1 comment :

  1. Hi Mary!
    Great refashion! I would wear it with a skinny red belt, to give it a pop of colour.
    Kisses from Portugal!


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