Added Apr 10, 2008
Another refashioned creation!! My sewing time has been at an absolute minimum lately (school/work filling the rest), so I’ve been pulling out a lot of my thrift-finds to rework.
This dress started life as a rather dowdy, vintage Lanz dress. But I loved the cute sailor collar and bright polka dots! So out came the scissors, thread, and a little imagination!
I shortened the hem quite a bit, removed the sleeves and rebound the armholes. The neckline I lowered and then tacked in a piece of eyelet salvaged from another vintage dress. I originally had planned on a light, voile ruffle at the hem, but didn’t like how that looked. So for now I’m just wearing one of my favorite, vintage petticoats underneath. I might hunt around in my stash for some lace or something though… :)
This is all part of my “year without mass retail” experiment (see my main profile for a link), and I have to say its really encouraging me to think outside the box!
(Note: the final two images show the original dress…)
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