+ granny Chic Week Day 4: Polka dots and pleats

Here is a dress I took in…obviously….look at it! It had some issues. After seeing Katie Holmes’s frayed pink dress on the cover on instyle magazine, I decided to leave the neckline and sleeves frayed too. I just made sure to sew a straight stitch around the neckline and sleeve to prevent it from fraying too much. With the rest of the dress, I just took it in and up!
I would love to write more, but Beck keeps saying “outside” and is pushing my laptop closed. So, till tomorrow!


  1. GORGEOUS!!!! seriously girl!


  2. Just gorgeous! I ma going to have to start to sew for myself.

  3. this is amazing! give me some of your talent!

  4. ps. what’s the back like?

  5. Wow! That´s wonderful! You´re handy :)

  6. I loooove these granny refashions! I’m drooling over every one

  7. This is really great!

  8. Love it!

  9. Congratulations!Amazing dress :))

  10. WOW, this refashion is amazing! Jeez, you are just so darn talented!! Love it! 😀

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  11. man you have skill! awesome redo :)

  12. Wow, you are amazing!

  13. friggin amazing! Me want!

  14. you are so talented! Im starting to do refashions and will be learning a lot from you!

  15. hoollly craaappp how are you so good at this?? can you do a tutorial of how to make a dress fit you for those of us who are serious sewing beginners?

  16. What a perfect fit.

  17. i love this whole series you have been doing! I’ve loved every outfit! was there ever anymore said about the sewing class? because I would be totally into it!!!

    -Heather from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com

  18. lizbit. i love this dress. make me one now.

  19. I am seriously in love with this dress! You are amazing! That dress is so cute!

  20. what do i need to do to get you to go thrifting with me and then fix everything we find? you are amaaaazing.

  21. Oh, oh!! I love this! And now I want to participate! I did this post a while ago, but it qualifies as Granny Chic! You can see it here:

  22. bellissima la trasformazione e molto carino questo vestito adesso mi piace molto lili

  23. This one is my favorite so far! Gorgeous!

  24. AMAZING! You are so inspiring!

  25. FABULOUS and so lady like! Love the neckline and sleeves.
    Van // The Clothes We Wear // Wearing motherhood with style.

  26. Instant favorite!!!

  27. I love everything at your site! you’re my sewing hero! And you look like a model by the way :)

  28. Some truly prime posts on this internet site , saved to fav.