Take those long-sleeved winter dresses or tunics out of your closet and get ready to refashion them! Sew them into short-sleeved summer dresses that ties at your waist with this easy dress refashion tutorial.
– Swing dress or tunic, a-line dress or tunic, loose dress or tunic, etc with long sleeves. – Sewing tools – Tips for sewing knit fabric
With scissors or a rotary cutter and mat, cut both of the long sleeves off of the dress.
Save the sleeves nearby.
Put the dress on and mark where the side seams hit your waist or wherever you want your ties to start.
With a seam ripper carefully open two holes in the side seam where you had marked.
Grab your sleeves that you cut off. Insert the raw cut edge into the side seam hole with the sleeve seam facing down to the hem of the dress.