Added May 6, 2013
Belper, United K...
This is my new favourite dress! My mum let me loose in the loft last night and gave me two dress she wore in the 70s/80s. Of these was this dress, it came half way down my calfs and had amazing puff ball sleeves, which I liked for being retro but didn’t feel myself in. So I have let out the side seams slightly, added a few darts in, detached the sleeves, cut, hemmed and reattached and also lifted the bottom hem to just above my knees. And the best bit? The dress has pockets! I love pockets! I have left the square neckline to keep some of the original dress features. So here it is, my vintage Laura Ashley dress remade for 2013!
I thoroughly enjoyed having a picnic is the park wearing it although maybe shouldn’t have tried climbing a tree in it!
Mums second hand Laura Ashley dress
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