Intro: Open Cut Dress
Have a strange dress laying around but you love the pattern? If not go pick one up from the thrift store! Here's how to make a modern awesome look from that out of fashion dress.
Step 1: What You Will Need
1. A-line dress
2. Sewing needles and thread (or sewing machine)
5. Marker and flat surface
6. Optional elastic band
Step 2: Cut Sleeves
lay the dress on a flat surface and cut along the seams of the shoulders all the way around on both sides.
Step 3: Cutting the Middle
Keep dress on flat surface and use ruler or box edge to draw a straight line directly across with marker. Draw line directly below the rib cage. next cut as straight as possible along the line.
Step 4: Pinning
Pin along the section you need to hem to make sure you will have it be straight across. Make sure to pin around 1/2" or 1/4" to hem
Step 5: Hemming
If the lower area is too loose to stay on the hips you may want to sew in an elastic band to the waistline while hemming.
Step 6: Done!
Get out and wear your new look!