Thursday, October 6, 2011

No Sew Alteration

I am a huge fan of the "no-sew" alterations :) I am also a fan of the billowy cropped shirts that are a little higher in front than the back, like this one:


So while I was at Goodwill, I looked for a billowy type fabric dress that I could cut and give it this shape, when I found this fabulous fabric! Dresses and purses and all things girly are the design of the fabric, which is perfect, so I took it home to love it and give it a much needed makeover.

Here is the before and after, just so you get an idea of what this alteration is :)

First, start with a dress, or shirt, with a really fun fabric, preferably billowy and with a neat design.

Decide how long you want it in the front and back.

Now layout the dress/shirt so that the tops of the shoulders are matching, like below...

Mark where you want the length in front and back and then cut the fabric. Start at the back, go about halfway, then make a diagonal cut up to the front mark.

Ta-da! That's it! Unless you found a fabric that frays at the ends, then all you need is a quick hem and you are done!

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