Spring Vintage Dress

Added May 6, 2013

by usherwoodc

Belper, United K...

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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!

Material Notes

Mums second hand Laura Ashley dress

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic
Material
Cotton

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    May 6, 2013, 11.33 PMby c1arabe11e

    Love the colours. It fits you great!

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    May 6, 2013, 09.16 PMby Mary Athey

    it looks great on you so well done. i would’ve loved to have seen the origonal though x

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