H&M Birddress - Refashion
"Refashion" might be the wrong word, since I didn't really make the dress look that different.
Don't have a "before" photo (stupid yes, I was in a hurry...), but I do have the same dress with a different print that I plan on refashioning too:
My problem was this: I loved the swallow print of the dress (yes, I know it's a Miu Miu knock off and it's been everywhere for 2 years but I don't care! :) I love it.), but the waist has shirring, and since I have a short torso, every store-bought garment with a defined waist doesn't fit me quite right. Especially when they have elastic in the waist, because then the garment's waist slips to my natural one, resulting in a not-very-flattering "pouf" above my waist that makes me look like a mushroom (see above image). Plus I just don't really like the idea of walking around in a garment that everyone else has. I wanted to really like this dress, and so decided to make it more me.
... seperated the skirt from the top
... sewed darts into the top to make it fit nicer and make it a little more "50ies"
... re-attached the skirt higher up on the bodice so that the shirring is at my natural waist
... made a flat peter-pan collar and attached it
And this was the result:
Something a little more special, and it didn't take long at all :)