Puffed sleeves are the worst, ugh!
I was lucky enough to thrift a fabulous velvet & wool dress in my Scottish clan tartan when I lived in London & then it sat packed away in 2 different countries until fate had me inherit a sewing machine and teach myself how to use it thus allowing me to begin my upcycling journey & finally refashion the dress into something I’d actually wear:
Here’s my fast fix for those puffy shoulder lumps + the solution to a silly refashionista mistake that I make more often than I like to admit:
When I spied Kristi’s quick fix for a dowdy vintage dress I knew I had finally found the refashioning key to unlocking the frumpy frock that had been languishing in my stash for far too long:
Here’s the snappy step-by-step:
Make that oh-so-comfy tank-dress fit for fall with a couple of manly additions…
Snag that dowdy dress from the back of your closet & transform it into two wonderfully wearable pieces with my next webisode:
What’s an über quick way to update a rather hideous dress from the 80’s?
Transform it into a boho-esque blouse with a couple of snips & 15 minutes worth of stitches!
Can you guess what this über fancy munchkin tent used to be?
I guarantee you’ll be able to make your owneasy peasy DIY tot teepee in less than 30 minutes with an item lurking at the back of your closet…
Create your own Salute to the King with mommy’s outgrown (sniff, sob, fracking babyweight) button-up dress & a couple snips & stitches – your munchkin will be rockin’ & rollin’ in under 30 minutes!
… bought this dress (in size xxxl) on super summer sale for €3.00 …
so far I have made a tunic top, maxi dress, shoulder bag, waistband, ruffled baby top & covert flower….
…and there’s still some big scraps left for a few more refashions!