Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Snip Snip! Part 2

In bad need of a hair cut!

Dress- Thrifted/DIY, Hat, belt, and shoes- Forever21, Cuff- Velvet Lounge

A couple of weeks ago I did a post on how to update a shirt with a few quick cuts. Well guys, scissorhands has struck again! This time I unleashed the fury on a thrifted maxi dress-- I thought the print was lovely, and it would have looked fine normally, but I wanted to give it a little something extra. Plus, I've been seeing a lot of these short front/long back dresses and didn't feel the need to spend $80+ on what is essentially less fabric! 

Again, this is a simple 30 second DIY: Try the dress on first and make a mark in the front where you want the short hem to end (always estimate longer-- somehow my dresses end up too short!).  Cut from the bottom front side of the original maxi hem from the right and from the left, tapering the cut to the mark you made.  In the back, continue the tapered cut but towards the low hem. I will probably finish the edges on the sewing machine eventually, but you can just leave them cut like that if you're in a hurry!

There you go! Snip away. If you try this, I would love to see how it goes!

By the way, I had the honor of being featured on Baker's Shoeternity as blogger of the week! A big thank you to those of you who have been reading, commenting, or just stopping by La Petite Marmoset to check things out!  You make my day :)


  1. wonderful outfit, I love your belt! xoxo

  2. I am so obsessed with this dress! I cannot believe that you edited it like that it is absolutely amazing! I have so many long dresses that would have looked so much better like that. I think you've inspired another scissor hands! Yikes.
    Have a great day!

  3. ooooo emmmmm gggggggg I LOVE this!! so so cute!
    xo, alexandra

  4. Nice! Very creative. Just an overall cute outfit.

  5. loving the short/maxi dress!!

    lovely colour


  6. love the dress!!!such a great idea. it looks perfect with those shoes

  7. That dress is to die for! I love that hemline and the print!

  8. loove this look! amazing dress and bracelet <3

  9. I love how you've done this, and I love those shoes.

    C x
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  10. I love your creativity! Good thinking. I also really love what you did to the dress! I love the styling as well because sometimes you can create something amazing and have it look terrible due to not styling it correctly. SO...great job and I love this little segment of your blog.
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  11. you are so ambidextrous! clever hands. so genius to do this with the dress. it amps up the wow-ness and really pops the print out.

  12. That dress is soooo cute!!

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  13. lovely dress! :D

  14. seriously such a GORGEOUS dress girl! i can't believe it's DIY-ed!! gah, ok this def is next on my list of DIYs..which is filling up quickly haha. looks amazing on you too btw! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

  15. wow, perfect! what an adorable dress. I'm following you.

  16. love the color of this dress and the cut!!! amazing
    I wish I had this for coachella!!!

  17. LOVE how you cut this! looks amazing!

  18. Love this dress! Looks amazing on you!

    Monique xx


  19. i'm absolutely head over heels in love with this outfit.

  20. I LOVE this. And the best part is that I don't think anyone could wear this as well as you.

    Quench Fab

  21. Loving the dresss, you look really hot! loving the shoes too.

    Fashion Rehab

  22. The dress design is interesting. I love the bracelet.


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