A few weeks ago I came across this 1980s Liz Claiborne dress at the Goodwill Outlet. I was drawn to the brilliant blue, the full skirt and the art silk material, which is actually a 100% rayon. It is my size, just old style but I saw the potential.
Unlike the previous Fix-It-Yourself (FIY) dress, this time around I took some photos to demonstrate the execution:
Step 1: I chopped off the dress to knee length. I saved the remnant for armhole facing.
Step 2: I removed the sleeves and narrowed the shoulder.
Step 3: I shortened the top by bringing up the waist, hemmed the dress and sewed the armhole facing.
Step 4: Ironed and wore it. …See how easy that was and I love how it turned out.
I’ll leave you with words of Franz Kafka:
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.