how to add new elastic to a dress

Remake: Green, Pink & Blue Dress

You got a little taste of this number yesterday... New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

I would literally get arrested if I wore this out in public. Indecent exposure, much??

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

I couldn't let that happen because I love the look of this dress so much and I must wear it out.

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

One easy tweak, here we come!

The maje issue was the worn out elastic at the neckline. At one point, years, and years, and years, and years ago, this had a serious gathered neckline. Now, it's sad and worn out :(

So, it's seam ripper to the rescue!

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

I took out a few stitches on the top seam where the worn out elastic was...

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

...pulled the elastic out until it was at the perfect point where I could knot it and make the dress hit my shoulders without falling off. I figured that I could test this method out first before either replacing the neck with new elastic or putting in a fun ribbon to gather.

My new dress fits now!!

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

I paired the vintage piece with my "Super Wedges", aka my crazy tall Jeffery Campbell platforms.

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

I cinched the waist with a light tan leather belt to break up the color a bit...

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

...and to match the neutral tone of the shoes!

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

I will be wearing this throughout fall too, friends. Add a beige sweater on top, perhaps? Some tall boots? Easy tweak for a piece that will easily become a staple in the closet!

New Dress A Day - Crepe Vintage Dress

It's twirl time!!