Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thrift Store Dresses Rescued

So I went thrifting with my mother the other day and snagged three beautiful dresses!
Great price, great colors, fabric and the cuts fit me perfectly!

The only draw back was that all three of them had incredibly PLUNGING necklines.
And I'm pretty modest, so I came up with a quick way to rescue these dresses.
I've actually seen this in a few places like here.

So, I took an old shirt that doesn't fit well and that I'll never wear again and cut a few triangles shapes out of it.

I gauged the size based on the neckline of the dress.  Just eyeball it, and go a little bigger because you can always trim excess off.

I sewed the triangle into the neckline with coordinating thread and there you go.

Ohhh...I LOVE these dresses now.  Perfect fit and now appropriate for work and church.
Great for out and about with family or out to a nice dinner!  Enjoy!



  1. great rescue! I've had to do this a couple of times with shirts that I've received as gifts and it always makes them so much better!

  2. Beautiful! Congratulations! I run a site called Thrift Store Confidential (, and I'd love to repost this, with your permission, so that others can feel the same inspiration I do! Can you tell me which store you bought these in and how much you paid? Thanks again - I think they're great!
    All best,

  3. I wore the black dress pictured above to church today and felt like a bell! MY SIL loved this idea too and is inspired to spruce up a few of her dresses!

  4. Love this idea and am sooooo jealous that you are in the land of thrift stores. The "fix" up/recycle/repurpose trend is so much fun.

  5. What a great idea! I get so sick of wearing t-shirts under other shirts. Thanks for linking up!

  6. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    I've started a new blog where I turn my unwanted clothes into outfits for my girls.


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