My £8.60 DIY Date dress

Date night just got a whole lot cheaper!

So my perfect date night dress basically consists of a bodycon with sleeves, preferable midi length, that also shows zero chest (See the dress below!) So basically just something that’s super flattering without being revealing! So when I stumbled across this bodycon dress from Look of the Day for just £7, I knew I had to get my mitts on it! However, I stupidly ignored the product picture and stumbled across one major problem…

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The original dress from LOTD

Before I start, I’d like to say I’m not at all slating the brand! I think the brand is so on trend and super affordable. And they’re also really interactive on social media, which is lovely! Plus I’ve got other pieces I’ve recently purchased that I’m a little bit in love with. (More to come on that!)
But after trying this dress on, I was a little bit disappointed. As you can see, the style of the dress is supposed to have gaps between the buttons, however, these jus gaps made me feel super self-conscious! The dress had enough material to cover the buttons. However, due to how they’ve been placed, the material just wouldn’t line up! I know, really annoying right? And as I loved the high neck style and the amazing mustard colour, (mustard is MY colour!), I decided to get my DIY on…

The solution

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After a quick browse on Amazon, I picked up this fabric glue for just £1.60! And using the glue couldn’t be easier:

  1. Lay your garment out flat.
  2. Place something in between the layers of fabric, I used some card (Top tip from my friend!)
  3. Add the glue slowly, wiping the excess away with water.
  4. Hold down for five minutes to set.
  5. Leave for 30 minutes to dry.
  6. Iron over the garment at a temperature subtle for the fabric.
  7. Voila…New date dress!

For the perfect date night look for £8.60 you’ll need:

Buy the Fabric Glue for £1.60 from Amazon
Buy the high necked ribbed popper dress for £7 from LOTD 
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Have you altered your clothes before? Have you ever used fabric glue? Please let me know in the comments!

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