All fall I was stocking a dress at Zara. I loved the colours and the print, but unfortunately it had this weird fringe detail that started at the shoulder, went down under the arm pits and down each side of the dress. I tried it on and it was way too boxy of a cut, and not to mention way too "Pocahontas" for me. I knew that I could easily remove the fringe and take the dress in, but I didn't want to pay fill price and then alter it so drastically. Every time I went to the mall I would check on the dress. I guess most people thought the same about the dress because it never did sell out. A couple of weeks ago I popped into Zara and there it was, on a sale rack marked down to $19.00. What?!!! I whipped out the credit card, ran home and started the de-fringing process.
I carefully cut the fringe off close to the dress, I turned it inside out and while wearing the dress I pinned the sides in a few places to help estimate how much I needed to take it in. I ran each side through the sewing machine and then cut away the extra fabric and zigzag stiched to prevent fraying.
I am really pleased how it turned out. I left a little fringe along the shoulders for an added detail. On the week end, because it was so cold I paired it with a long Jacob cardigan and suede wedge boots.
The fabric is silky and light weight so it will be perfect when the weather warms up too. Not bad for $19.00!