The Brand New, Yellow Eyelet Dress {I scored for $6.75!}

Okay, so I am definitely a bargain shopper, sometimes to a fault. I’ve tried to learn over the years that, with clothing, it is better to buy one or two quality pieces I love rather than ten mediocre ho-hum pieces…

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BUT… When I saw this fun little yellow eyelet dress on the Old Navy clearance rack, I thought it was worth a second look.

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It was marked only $13.49, but had an extra 50% off on top of that due to the “hole in zipper.” Now, I’m no professional seamstress, and zippers can be tricky…

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…But a moment’s inspection revealed that the zipper wasn’t broken, and there were no tears or rips in the fabric.

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The seam had simply come undone. And since it fit perfectly, I called it SOLD!

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This is literally a 30-second fix. Just line the zipper up with the seam of the dress where it came undone…

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…Pin the zipper in place…

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…And reattach the zipper using a straight stitch that begins and ends overlapping where the zipper was still attached.

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And that’s it! Not too shabby for $6.75, right?!

So next time you see something deeply discounted because it’s “damaged.” give it a closer look–it might just be a simple fix! Wheeeeeeee!

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