Chop Shop: Yellow Dress

Do you remember this yellow dress I wore to the library? I loved several things about the dress, but I also was drowning in it even at 9 months pregnant. I decided at 99 cents it was ok to take it to my own personal chop shop, and make some alterations to it.

thrifted yellow dress

I started by measuring about how long I wanted to dress to be from the waist down. Since, the skirt of the dress is very full I needed to make sure I angled the tape measure when I was marking out where to cut.

The next step was to cut in a curve along my pre-measured markings. altering a thrifted yellow dress

The next alteration step is to hem the dress, however, I am currently skipping this step. I want to make sure I don’t need to cut off more once the baby bump is gone. Also, the top is a bit big, but my wide, white belt cinched it up just fine.

thrifted yellow dress with white belt.

Other alterations needed, but I don’t have a working sewing machine to make.

  • The sleeves need shortened and taken in a bit.
  • The waist will need to be adjusted too once the baby arrives.

2 Responses to Chop Shop: Yellow Dress

  1. You go girl! :) Your alterations look great,and I love it with that white belt!! Such a pretty colored dress!!
    Ashley recently posted..O’ zapft is!My Profile

  2. You should link this onto the Old to New in October challenge on my blog today..this is the perfect refashion project!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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