dress quick fix

Ever wondered how to fix a dress that has lost some of its notions? I borrowed this adorable dress from my sister that was missing a button and a metal piece on the strap. Here’s how I fixed it:

Here is the front and back of the dress…

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broken side

broken side

non-broken side that I used as a pattern

non-broken side that I used as a pattern

I used a piece of copper wire, jewelry pliers, and a sharpie (or a pen roughly the size of the “o” on the non-broken side of the dress)

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I used the pliers to wrap the wire around the sharpie, making sure it wrapped around a little more than once (about 1.5 times)

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then I wound the straps onto the wire circle in place of the safety pin

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sewed a similar button in the top hole (where there was a button missing)

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Ta daa!

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