24 DIY Dress Refashion and Upcycle Tutorials

Use one of these dress refashion tutorials to make a new dress from something old. Start with a dress or other clothing to make the sewing easier!

Dress refashions can be hard because each dress you find is unique. You might not be able to find a tutorial that works with what you have. Luckily, I found some dress refashion tutorials that are pretty basic so you can use them for any dress you have.

I have a list of dress refashions for women and for girls.

dress refashion tutorials

What is refashioning?

Refashioning is to fashion clothing again or differently. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing clothing to fit different or to look different, but the majority of the item stays the same.

What is upcycling?

Upcycling is to reuse material to create something better than the original. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing adult clothing into clothing for children or I’m sewing clothing into an accessory or house item.

Do you love to refashion? Check out these other lists!

Dress Refashion Tutorials

Women's Dress Refashion Tutorials


If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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If you don’t have any clothes that need a new look, go out and dig around for some thrift shop challenges to makeover and update! It’s an inexpensive way to practice your sewing skills and exercise creativity. 

Thank you for including my dress! Glad I found your blog. 🙂

Thanks so much for including my dress, Heather.