Monday, 8 February 2016

Me Make Remake.

What's a "Me Make Remake" you ask?!

It's when you make something, are not happy with it, never wear it, so you remake it!  Also case in point as to why you should make a muslin (practice version out of cheap fabric) first! 
Original version of the dress

I made this dress 6 months ago and despite loving the fabric, I only wore it once.  The neckline was too open and weird for my shape.  And the sleeves were just a bit too much with this big graphic print.  You can see the original dress here

To remake it I simply cut the front bodice out (the dress was also a bit too big so I had plenty of fabric to work with) and cut a new front bodice using New Look pattern 6262.  I chopped off the sleeves, but kept them in case I decide to reattach them come Autumn (perhaps I should just call this the "Indecision Dress"??!).  I finished the sleeve opening with bias tape. 

And Ta da!  A dress I have already worn twice in the past few weeks! 

New and improved dress!
Teamed with a cardigan for Church
Photos c/o my wonderful Husband


  1. Great refashion - I like that NL6262 neckline, I've been thinking I need to add a pattern like that to my stash!

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I would recommend adding this pattern to your stash - it's so versatile! x Allison

  2. So fab! That new version looks so on point!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a fabulous Valentine's Day!

    Dawn Lucy

  3. You make the rest of us green with envy over your excellent sewing skills, making things several times over! ;-) I currently have a chair in my living room piled high with (store-bought) clothes I want to remake, but I keep putting it off. Please yell at me to get cracking!

    Anett | Tall Girl's Fashion

    1. Come on Anett! You can do it! Once you get started you'll breeze through your refashions. I working on 2 skirt refashion right now! x Allison

  4. You did a great job and kudos to you for refashioning this dress instead of letting it languish in the closet unworn. The new sleeves and neckline are very flattering.

  5. I am glad that you were able to make a few tweaks to make this dress work for you!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    1. Thank you Alice for your kind words and for the great link up! x Allison