From This To That – Re-Vamping My Dress

revamp dress

Sometimes we buy dresses then come home it sits in the back of your closet. You pull it out and try it on again and then put it in the back of your closet again… and again… and well again. Why are you not wearing it? Is it the fit? Is it the style? Was the sleeves not what you thought it would be or too itchy? I have realized that it is something that tends to happen to me. I buy my clothes from Orfus Road (best shopping area ever with great deals. Its pretty much where all the left over clothes from the mall go. I will have to tell you more about there another time!) Since you can’t try on the clothes at certain store, you have to well guess if it will look good on you.


I tend to buy clothes that I think I can change… not all the time but sometimes (I can’t help it). I bought this green spring/summer dress sometime last year and when I put it on at home, I couldn’t stand the sleeve on me. It looked weird, funny and completely bothered me because it was itching my shoulders and just did not look good on me top half at all.

The next time I went to Orfus Road I I bought this black like dress crop top. I wasn’t going to wear it like that, I was going to put plain color tops under it. (Never was a show my belly button type of girl.)

Three cute buttons on the side.

This is how I went from this to that. I cut the seams off the top half of the dress.

And hand sew the black crop top (underneath the flap part) to the lower half of the dress.

Now it looks fantastic! 

I get my ruffles and even get to wear a color I don’t usually wear.

Now it is wearable and stylish again.

No more back of the closet for this dress. What about you? Do you have a dress or something in your closet that your not wearing and think you can fix it? Why not re-vamp it to make it your style again! I hope you have some time, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment to say how much you enjoyed my post or even say hi, follow me on Twitter, like my Facebook page or  even subscribe. I will do the same! Have a wonderful creative day!

32 Comment

  1. Wow! That new dress is so cool! Love it!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Hope you will come visit my blog again!

  2. Love, Love how it looks now! I bet it looks so cute on! I have so many dresses that I do the same with try on hang back up, try on hang back up lol! They never make it out of the house to see daylight! I will have to look at them differently now and see what i can change about them !

    1. Aww thank you Dawn, I can't wait to see what your dresses will look like with a makeover.

  3. Now that's pretty amazing. I have a brand new sewing machine (still in the box) that I have been wanting to get set up so I can start sewing again. I have boxes and boxes of clothes that if I would really push myself to lose the weight, I could wear again. Now, I am seeing that there is no reason why I can't enjoy those clothes now with a few sewing adjustments and then as a reward for my hard work, buy new clothes! I've also seen some clothing at thrift stores for very cheap, and with some minor sewing, I could make them fresh and new! Thanks for the inspiration. Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

    1. I am so glad to inspire you Chrystal, a clothing makeover is always a great thing to do when you got clothes just sitting there. I am happy you are going to give it a try and use you new sewing machine.

  4. Great revamp! Such a good eye for detail.

    I always think about revamping random clothing items … but I'm way too much of a procrastinator to actually DO the revamp :-).

    1. Thank you so much Heidi, maybe when you look at your clothing this time, you will get some inspiration to revamp your clothes.

  5. love your revamp! pinned:)

    1. Thank you Michele and thank you for pinning this!

    1. Thanks so much Kelly πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Stephanie for stopping by and commenting πŸ™‚

  6. I love this!! Featuring it today at Nap-Time Creations…You are part of the weekend features from the Create Link Inspire party. I've also spread the word all over my social media and I would love a reshare or two ;o) Happy Weekend! Emily

    1. Aww thank so much Emily for featuring me. This made my day!

  7. This is such a great trick! Hello from Show & Tell Saturday.

    1. Thank you Melissa πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  8. You are so clever. I have cut the tops off of dresses, or the skirts, but I have never thought of marrying two different dresses together. Very nice!

    1. Thank you Cyndee for stopping by and commenting. I am so glad you enjoyed this post.

  9. So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    1. Your welcome Emily πŸ™‚

  10. Oh my goodness what a transformation! It turned out looking beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Alicia πŸ™‚

  11. Giving your revamped dress and diy a shout out this week! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives Theresa

    1. Aww thank you so much Theresa!

  12. Great refashion Shanice. Bold move, just chopping your dress in two! I love how it turned out!
    (Thanks for visiting my blog. Guess I should check my comments more often!) Have a great day!

    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

    1. Thank you so much Val and thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  13. I love your re-vamped dress! Such a different style! Well done. You make it look so simple! Thanks for the link-up at our party! Can't wait to see what else you have been making. Do come back later today with more ideas at this week's new Sewing for Fall Party.

    1. Thank you so much Rose, glad you enjoyed my revamped dress. I will for sure check it out.

  14. Love this idea! So creative and cute.

    1. Thank you Stephanie πŸ™‚

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