HI Fashionistas:

Here is the quickest repurpose I have ever done. This took me a total of 20 mins of sewing time. I had a serious “I have nothing to wear” moment and decided to turn it into a “make it work” moment..

I purchased this dress when I was pregnant with my daughter. I got it from Old navy. It wasn’t exactly a maternity dress but it was big enough to be one. Vanity sizing is always so annoying to me. This was supposed to be an XS “fitted dress”. Yeah right.

Anyways, here is the dress after I was done with it:


Here is the before:


I did the following alterations:

  • Removed about 1.5 inches of the side seams, which meant removing 6 inches around the circumference
  • Chopped off the sleeves and used the remainder of the fabric to create a band at the arm. I like my dresses at elbow length.
  • Pegged the hem in a little bit


To make the alteration super quick, I used this EASY technique for sewing the sleeves and side seams at once. To the style the outfit, I paired it with one of my fav nautical belts I previously wore HERE and HERE


I wore it out to shopping that night with my darling daughter who also wore this DIY neoprene dress I made for her for easter.



Oh! and want to see a bigger version of me? Hehe. Here I am at 40 weeks enjoying ice cream.


Oh and a 38 week selfie…gotta love a stretchy knit..


I hope you enjoyed this quick project. I hate wasting clothes that I can still wear.

See y’all next time!






5 Comments on Dress Repurpose Quickie

  1. I couldn’t find the easy take in the sleeves and sides techinque. I always have trouble getting clothes small enough, too. I feel like I live in the land of giants!!!

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