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I found a yellow maxi dress last fall on clearance that I loved, but I knew I’d never wear it…  It was too tight, too long and completely see-through (haven’t these people ever heard of lining dresses?). I love the feel of the soft cool cotton and the bright cheery yellow. Hmm… decisions, decisions. I bought the dress and hung it in the back of my closet until last weekend when it was ready to be refashioned.

I had enough fabric in the skirt to line to entire dress. I started by completely tearing the dress apart. I used the bottom of the skirt to create a new pleated skirt, giving me a non-clingy dress. I added more fabric to the waist sash, reconstructed the top of the halter to give it more shape, as well as adjusted the line in the back. The dress turned out really well. I love this dress it’s so fun!

Cheerful Yellow Sun Dress

Cheerful Yellow Sun Dress

Here is the before of the maxi dress… Notice the brown gown next to it?.. That’s my next refashioning project…

Before

Before

How do you like my dress?

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