Congrats to my beautiful high school sweetheart, Krystal, and her fun hubby, Leejay! They are fantastic and crazy in love. A wedding with a balloon artist, food trucks, a donut cake, AND a pinata? I’m there.
Look, this refashion comes with a husband!
So, to be honest, I really liked this dress as it was when I found it at the thrift store. It even fit like a glove. BUT I had my heart set on a blue green brocade dress (what the what – can you believe I found that exact thing?) except with box pleats. Well, I figured I could just add the pleats, but what fabric to use…
I happened to have this blue dress in my closet from a refashion that never happened. Total cost of both dresses = $6.50.
I cut off both skirt portions of the dresses, leaving the zipper intact on the main dress, and seam ripped the panels of fabric. Then I sewed them back together, alternating colors, and creating the box pleats.
Reattaching the zipper to the skirt was a lot easier than expected. Just had to iron down the fabric so the zipper stayed hidden.
Snipped the sleeve length just a smidgen.
Love you two giddiots!
My lovely girlfriends!