Hey guys! This is El!
These oversized denim dresses were purchased from our local thrift store for 50¢. Talk about a deal! We got 2 new outfits for $1.00! Cheapest outfit made to date! Heck, even cheaper than the dollar menu!
Li decided to recreate a one-shoulder asymmetric dress, whereas my inspiration came from this photo.
How did we make this
Li created hers by:
- Cutting her dress into 4 pieces (2 front and 2 back skirt bodices) by copying an RTW garment.
- Removing button plackets and button.
- Bias finish the neckline and armhole.
- She wanted to add a little style to hemline of the skirt, so she cut out a curve on the skirt, but the curve ended up being too high on the sides for her taste. So she elasticized the waist using ½” elastic and narrow hemmed the finish.
El (hehe, me) created hers by:
- Self-drafting front and back skirt and 2 side panels using waist measurements
- Front skirt shortened.
- Removing button plackets and buttons from original dress and adding them back
- Adding 5” darts x 4.
- Adding a 5” zipper
- Fraying the skirt edges
What did we think about what we made?
Li - “The hem is too high for my liking. I’m not really happy with this project. And since I’m a beginner in training, every simple step took me awhile. I’m not going to give up though! I learned so much every time I’m working on a new project.”
El - “Figuring out the skirt was kinda tricky and trying to find the placement of the zipper, since it's hidden behind the front panels and is off to side. But, I can honestly say this is my favorite to date! I wear the skirt all the time & I get many compliments. I love the fraying! This was my second attempt at a refashion. My first one, I tried years ago. And, once again, you can’t beat a 50¢ refashion!
P.S. - you are loved!