Black dress refashion

Alrighty, here's another closet refashion.
This is a dress I bought at Plato's Closet for $6 (I cannot even tell you how much I love Plato's Closet, I just think it is the greatest place ever). 
I don't really have a very good "before" picture to show you, the best I have is the one below that I took when I was pregnant with Ella, but you can't really see how baggy the dress was on me.
It fit me at the top, but then it went straight out from there and wasn't at all fitted in the waist or hips, which looked fine from the front, but from the sides it just looked like I was wearing a bag and ultimately just made me look bigger than I was.
It also was too short when I first bought it and Adam's wonderful Nana was so nice and helped me add fabric to the bottom when I first got it over a year ago.
But even though it was now the right length, I still didn't wear it very often because it didn't look very flattering on me.
So I turned the dress inside-out and put it on and marked with chalk how far I wanted it to come in on the sides and then sewed on those lines and now I have a fitted black dress.
I can wear it as it is (seen below on the far right) or sometimes I pull on a flowy black skirt (also from Plato's closet and so is the belt) that happens to be the exact same shade of black as the dress and that kind of switches up the bottom a bit and makes it have a slightly different look (seen below in the middle).


  1. Yeah, you're kind of amazing... I want your awesome skills!

  2. You are so talented! I love this dress and it is so cute and flattering now!

  3. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the first picture on this post was: "How is Annie so dang hot??" Seriously, you are.

    1. Oh my gosh, Laura, thank you! That made me laugh and feel so flattered at the same time!