Welcome to Refashion Revision, a show where I take outdated clothes and turn it into new. In this episode I’ll be taking this oversized $5 vintage dress into a fitted, cute Summer dress. Upon looking at this dress An idea that comes to my mind is to make this tighter cap sleeves to take in the sides so it’s very fitted and make this knee length it’s like mid-calf right now, make it knee length so tighter and with the extra fabric on the bottom to make a waist-tie so let’s see if I can execute it! I’m cutting the sleeves off cutting the other sleeve so two sleeves are off, now I’m going to cut the waist okay, so now it’s in 3 separate parts the skirt the bodice and the sleeves. this has pockets so I want to keep the pockets so I’m going to cut this thick part off so I can gather on seam length 5 and bunch it up so that the skirt will actually be a little more poofy which I think will be cute and this I’m going to take in the sides which makes the arm hole smaller so I gotta match that and make the arm hole skinnier here, and sew it back on so that I can gather easily don’t want to sew the pocket sew it together Ok, now that you sewed on stitch length 5 how you gather is, you just pull one, do you see two threads coming out? You just pull one. It doesn’t matter top or bottom just one side so as you pull you scrunch it see that scrunching? Then just take it to the side and keep doing it that’s how you gather, easy right? that’s about my waist so while you’re holding onto the end so it doesn’t the fabric doesn’t go out the bunches make sure the gather are even so I look and I say, “Hmm… I just pinch the sides like this to see how many inches are off and I say “Hmm, that’s about 2 inches.” and then I cut off 2 inches on both sides One tip for when you’re altering, and you aren’t sure if it’s going to look good, I do it on stitch length 5, so that if I sew and I make a mistake, I can just pull it off super easy and I don’t have to seam rip every one of them Ok, so I sewed the sides, as you can see, I did it on stitch length 5 so that if it doesn’t work I can just rip it off So when you sew it in, you just keep the curve of the bodice So you know how it’s like this? It’s not straight? so my stitch also goes in so I keep that same distance, about the same. I did it on both sides I tried it on and it was still too loose, so I sewed in an inch more So I still did it on stitch length 5 and now that I like it, I can go over it on stitch length 2.5 to secure it So now that I sewed the sides, cut the extra fabric off I’m going to cut this part off so that it’s not bulky when I sew back on the sleeves So I’m going to sew this onto here when sewing it on, you match the buttons This is the right side, this is the right side match it, and then you just flip one of them over and then sew it. So that when you sew it, the buttons line up As you’re sewing, make sure this part and the gathered part ends at the same length see how this is longer? So I need to loosen the gathers and make it longer. loosen the gathers and make it longer, to fit that length and then make sure you match it as you sew. K, so I roughly tried it on And now… it is a little bit longer than I wanted so I’m going to cut the bottom to make it this length. and this is the skirt and the top that I sewed and I cut off the extra fabric so that it won’t be so bulky I just cut off the bottom of this dress to make a waist-tie, and since I don’t have much fabric to work with I would have done like a wider fabric and then sewed one side and then flipped it inside out like a scrunchie? But since I don’t have enough fabric I’m just gonna sew it in like that I’m going to fold this tiny bit and then fold it again. I’m gonna sew it along So the one side will look like that and the other side will just look clean and that’s the side I’ll use I’m sewing the bottom of the skirt and since I haven’t set up my serger I mean I don’t feel like it so I’m just going to use one one these that resembles a serger I don’t even know if that will, maybe this one So I just widen it and then tighten it and then it’s like a serger See? You don’t need a serger, you just use the zig zag Since I don’t have much fabric to work with I would have sewed it at least that much but since I don’t and I want the length, I’m going to go like this so instead of ironing first I just fold it so it’s like that so I made the shoulders smaller by cutting little bit extra so you wanna put this together at the seam and make sure it’s the same length so just match it and make sure this width and this width is the same. I cut the sleeves off, and to make this into cap sleeves I just am going to cut and follow the shape right here cut right here and follow the shape and then I’ll sew this closed, before sewing it onto the bodice and iron the dress and I’m done! Ta-dah! Let’s take a look at the before and now the after! What do you guys think? Do a cheesy pose and pair it with a really cute handbag to complete your look. If you found this refashion helpful, please give me a thumbs up, comment and subscribe to my channel! 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