2 Dresses into 1 Dress

By Marisa Glied

I have really been into refashioning dresses! I love finding 2 separate dresses and putting them together as one!

Here is the 1st little number! Cute, Cute, Cute!


And then here is # 2….not so cute, cute, cute. More like frump, frump, frump!

I can’t tell you how much I fell in love with the bodice of this dress. I love the off the shoulder part as well as the structured midsection that came to a point in the front. I obviously kept the top and discarded the bottom skirt portion.

For dress #1 I cut it just below the sleeves to be able to use as much of the fabric as possible!

When I bought this I noticed that one of the shoulder straps was unstitched from it’s elastic. A quick run through the machine fixed that up nicely!

Next I found the point to where the actual point of the bodice would end up on the skirt portion of dress #1. Stuck a pin in it!

I used the side seam of dress #1 as the new back seam so I could reattach the zipper from the bodice. So I cut in line with the original seam.

Then used my seam ripper to open the seam to allow the zipper to fit.

Found there the zipper would stop and pinned that.

This is where my nerves really set in….This is my very FIRST zipper! I broke in my zipper foot! I stitched the zipper in on each side and across the bottom.

Time to put the rest of the dress together. After the zipper was sewn in I pinned the rest of the top to the skirt part. Then stitched that together!

Happy Refashioning!!!


Hi there! Welcome to my little blog! My name is Marisa, phonetically that’s Marie-sa! My goal is to change the way you look at outdated clothes by making you think outside the stitch! I am a dental hygienist by trade but that leaves me longing to show my creative side and having something more fashionable to wear than scrubs! I have always been interested in fashion and for years I have been dabbling in creating my own clothes. Now is the time to seriously get into refashioning and encourage you to do the same! I hope this little blog of mine inspires you not to pass up those oversized unsightly pieces of clothing but to transform them into something beautiful! Happy Refashioning!View all posts by TheRefashStash

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