I shall now bring you the tale of my ugly sweater Actually, it's not just a sweater, it's a sweater-dress. Also, it's not all that ugly. Here it is in "before" form:
I found this dress at an early fall Savers sale and thought it would make an easy refash that stood on the border between cute/tacky.
My process: Removed shoulder pads. Cut the elastic cuffs off sleeves. Trimmed the hem.
I rolled up the sleeves and left a raw edge of the hem. A no-sew! Here's how it looked.
Finally...the green, silky, fancy holiday dress!
It's a big '80s dress, so I'd have to start with my usual routine of paring it down. Off with the sleeves, in with the sides.
Despite my love of long dresses, this one definitely held tight to its old lady look even without the sleeves. I was about to cut and pin the hem and I was like, "ughhh...I don't feel like it." There's got to be something easier, right?
Here's some clickbait:
What I did to this dress will leave you speechless!
The top is already asymmetric, so why not overdo it? I cut a slit up the front on one side. But wait, there's more!
The slit just wasn't doing it enough to make it slightly sexier. I did the thing where I stand in front of the mirror while pulling at the material. See how the dress is all bunched up on the opposite side of the slit?
Finally done with this post! Goodnight!