I love to take garments and completely deconstruct them, then build them from the ground up. But that’s not always necessary! I want to share with you a few ways to completely transform a dress. The first one takes a maximum of five minutes.
I found this dress for $3 at the thrift store, and I know it is a popular cut of the 80′s. It’s a great dress to go for because of the elastic waist- comfy and more likely to fit.
The best way to remove shoulder pads is carefully!
1. Turn the dress inside out and locate the pads. Pinch the two free ends together, and hold the dress up by the pad.
2. Your dress should be dangling before you. Most shoulder pads are attached at two different points along the shoulder seam. Eye up these points.
3. Grasp one of these points, and firmly (yet gently) tug the pad away from the dress. This should expose a few stitches.
4. Get out your seam ripper, scissors, knife or razor and carefully cut the first stitch or two.
5. The shoulder pad should now pull away with ease! Gently remove all the threads, and do the same thing to the second point of connection on the pad.
So don’t pass that dress by just because it has ugly shoulder pads! I think this dress looks great, but I’m not done with it yet. Check back for another easy-as-pie dress fix!
hugs and kisses,