Red Polka-Dotted Remake!

Nov 28, 2012 | 73 Comments

So this piece was beyond calling my name.  I think anything red calls my name louder than before because these red pieces feel like they get me because of my matching hair, you know.  Like this piece.  It GOT me.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Frumpy Before Shot

Red Polkadots – Before

There is a fab, tiny, white polka-dotted print that I quite thoroughly enjoyed as well.  After having this piece on for a bit, I think I was having too much fun with the waist straps…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Straps!

Burlesque times in a not-so-hot dress :)

So much so, that I don’t think I’ll be getting rid of them like I thought!


Plan of attack…start with the front of the dress and remove the seam that’s going straight down the center.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Seam Ripper

Seam ripper to the neck!!

I removed about four inches worth of seam…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Holey Moly!!

Hole-y Moly!!

…and prepped a new V-neckline!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - New Neck!!

Got me a new neckline!

The length was a bit funky too, so I opted to shorten it up.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Shortening up shop!

Shortening up shop!

I pinned my hem…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - New Hem Time!

New Hem Time!

…got rid of the pads…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Later Pads!!

Later Pads!!

…and sewed this puppy in place!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Sewing Machine

Final Tweaks!

With my dress stitched, all I did to complete the look was take those straps that were supposed to be tied in the back and wrap them around to the front!  I made a little bow and voila…insta-cinched waist and brand new dress!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - New Dress!

Polkadots – After

I mean… I’m kind of loving this look!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Polka Dots - Lady in Red!

Lady in Red!

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