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Psychedelic Refashion

Added Oct 18, 2010

by puffling

Montreal, Canada






I bought this psychedelic muumuu this summer at the wonderful vintage boutique Mad Hatter in Bellingham, Washington State (see the before images). They had just received two delightful ‘60s dresses on consignement; I snagged the other one too and the photos of that remake will follow. I didn’t want to waste this wonderful vintage find, so I thought about it for a while before cutting into it…..

Those sleeves….those sleeves!…..I tried to rework them, but in the end they were so vile they had to go. Since I had cut off so much of the length, there was plenty of fabric to draft new raglan sleeves and neck facings. (I had tried self-bias for the neck, but it just wasn’t looking right.) I also took in the sides by about 7cm, but I still wanted to leave it a bit loose for a period appropriate shift dress.

I’m not sure about how to style this, since it is so loud: Tights or bare legs? Boots or shoes? I’m on the lookout for go-go style boots, but haven’t found the right ones yet. I feel like Rhoda Morgenstern in this dress!

Material Notes

Unknown synthetic: Perhaps a polyester, but it does have a soft touch.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Mod, Vintage

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  • Toothbrushes_large

    Oct 21, 2010, 12.00 PMby jellybean

    This is fab! I’d say boots! I’ve got to hit the local op shops to find something super psychedelic like this to refashion. It’s exactly the look I’m hoping for — to wear to a 60s theme party in a few weeks. Got to find 60s clothes for my hubby and four boys too.

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    Oct 19, 2010, 03.50 AMby u120418

    Tights and red boots!

  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Oct 18, 2010, 11.48 PMby smallone

    I love the before pic…man, where are you in that dress?!

    Lovely refashion this is way cool.

  • 5c12b52ace24d7a3f10ec8b35d6cd4d44ba1e7f3_large

    Oct 18, 2010, 11.44 PMby gillthecat

    thats so nice,, bare legs i think ,, kool fabric

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