DIY Revival: Taking In A Dress



1. Remove the sleeves of the dress and turn the dress inside out. Try the dress on and with a friend have them pin starting from the arm holes where you want to take it in.
2. With the dress still inside out still sew along your pinned line, removing the pins as you go.
3. Trim the seam allowance that you have just sewn. Then using this tutorial alter your sleeves and sew them back onto your dress. And using this tutorial hem the dress to the length you want it.

Your done! You now know how to revive an entire dress! 
What other techniques are you guys interested in learning for your own revival files?!

15 comments:

Ariana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the tutorial! I'm itching to try my own revival file!

Could you show how to best remove the sleeves without destroying them?

Steffys Pros and Cons said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh i just love it! love the tie around the neck!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

girluntitled said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

freak i need your crazy sewing skills. I FAILED HOME EC---that's how good i am.

Caitlin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this...I keep thinking "I probably could do that!" but if I'm being honest with myself no, no I cannot.

seƱorita lupita(: said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Before picture: PRICELESS!! :D
Thanks for the tutorial! I am a little intimidated about the sleeves but heey! I will try it :D

Christi Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh you are too cute! i love this.

Tessa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So flippin' cute! I can't wait to rework a dress! love it!

Mrs. Skvortsov said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

amazing!! I'm so trying this. just sayin'...

Alison said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dear Sarah,

I was wondering, what are you studying? The obvious answer would be clothing construction or design, but I don't want to pigeon hole you just because of your sweet skills.

kenda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great job, i really like the way this revival came out. the one thing i'm still curious about is how you alter the neckline of a dress.

trinketsandtalmud said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love love love the colour! Gorgeous!

Jana Lopez said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are a miracle worker!!! I love what you did with this dress! Now if only I had my own sewing machine and needle prick prone fingers...*sigh* I fail at sewing, but love it to bits and pieces!

Haylee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

K so I just found your blog and I am pretty much in love. Every single thing you make or refashion is SO freaking cute. This dress included of course.
By the way, has anyone ever told you that you look like the girl from this blog: http://taza-and-husband.blogspot.com/ because YOU SO DO. Just for the record. :)

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great tutorial, this is very helpful! :D

Miranda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your entire blog and how you explain how you make your dress, I'm going to have to try my own

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