Last week I showed you the results of a Fashion Tweak that I've been wanting to do for months! I bought this BCBG dress at Nordstrom Rack for a steal, but it desperately needed some tweaking. I'm so happy with how splendidly it turned out! Read the whole story and see the "after" photo shoot here!
Step #1: Since the dress was too long for me, I cut 3 inches off of the bottom from the front and back, leaving me with 2 strips of fabric (my new straps!!!)
Step #2: I pinned those two strips to hold the fabric in place
Step #3: Then I sewed the edges closed (keep the top and bottom open so you can turn the whole thing inside out)
Step #4: I turned them inside out and ironed them flat
Step #5: Next I tried the dress on and pinned the straps where I wanted them
Step #6: I stitched the straps down
Step #7: I tried the dress on with my new straps to determine the length I wanted. Then I folded the fabric over and ironed the hem down.
Step #8: I stitched the hem down and...voilà! It's a whole new dress!!!