This week seems to be all about simplicity. We’ve created super-simple projects that can be completed during a nap time like yesterday’s simple business-card wallet, this magnetic bag organizer, and the easiest DIY caftan dress ever! Today, we’ll be carrying that trend on with a super simple lace accent dress refashion.
This refashion tutorial is perfect for those dresses you have that are “almost awesome.”
I tend to buy a lot of boring basics from thrift stores like this…..those maxi dresses that are so comfortable but would also be so much better if they just had a little more detail.
That’s where sew-on embellishments come in.
Sew-on embellishments are the answer to every boring dress in your closet. They come in every width, texture, and color you can imagine and add instant interest to anything you sew them onto. I was able to score this white lace embellishment was less than $4 a yard and created an entirely new look for this dress.
I got this sew-on embellishment in the “trimmings” section at Joanns Fabric but you can find some similar online right here.
DIY Dress Refashion Supplies:
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- A Basic Sewing Machine
- Matching Thread
- Lace Edge Embellishment
- A Dress (or top) that you want to update
How To Make A DIY Dress Refashion
- After collecting your supplies, lay your dress flat on a table.
- Play around with embellishments to create a design or style you like.
- Pin it all into place.
- Use thread that matches your embellishment and sew everything into place using a basic straight stitch.
I hope you guys really liked this tutorial! As always, if you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!
Other Refashion Projects You Might Like:
Easy 3 Step DIY Lace T-Shirt Refashion
Easy High Waist DIY Maxi Skirt Tutorial
Simple DIY Wide Leg Palazzo Pants From Scratch
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