Hello, evidence of my awkward phase.
This tutorial will show you how I modernized this train-wreck, and how you can make your own dress flirty and feminine and dare I say sexy?
Step 1: Cut, Cut, Cut
Puffy sleeves: gone.
Scalloped-gingham trim: outta here.
4 inches from the bottom of the dress: bye-bye.
This alone would have been enough to update the dress, but let's go further.
Let's bring sexy back. To my back.
Step 2: Draw, Draw, Draw
Using a blue pencil, I drew my seam allowance.
Using a red pencil, I drew the part of the pack I wanted to cut out. Honestly, I just eye-balled it.
The size of this hole can be drawn smaller depending on how much skin you want or don't want to show.
Step 3: Cut, Cut, Cut... Again
Be sure not to cut the front of the dress while you are doing so.
That's just silly.
Step 4: Pin, Pin, Pin
This means the dress's bottom hem, sleeves, and back cut-out.
Fold and pin! Like a boss.