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romantic retro redo

Added Dec 6, 2009

by janul

Benesov, Czech R...






I found this vintage blouse for free at the thrift store. The outer collar was weird, it was huge for me, especially at the shoulders, and the sleeves were too wide, long and looked weird. (See before photo) But I loved the fabric and the golden thread in it, the beautiful lace and dark green ribbon. I made it smaller in the shoulders and upper body, I cut off the outer collar, cut it in half and made ruffles from it in the front. I shortened the sleeves and put an elastic at the ends, sawed the green satin ribbon at the collar, so it stays in place. There was a missing button in the front, so I put new one there (I had two left from the cut sleeves). In the end I put round elastic across the blouse, to create a slight a-line (which didn´t happen, but I guess I don´t mind). I like it now! I feel like Jane Eyre or something :). Not that I have anywhere to wear it… I´ll wear it around the house I guess, washing the dishes :).

Material Notes

cotton, polyester blend vintage blouse




Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Polyester, Satin

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  • Logo_elenaperletti_large

    Feb 10, 2010, 03.43 PMby Elena Perletti

    it’s incredible what u’ve done with this shirt!! you have totally change it..and now it’s great and looks so “pride and prejudice” (remembering to last-week topic…)!!!! i LOVE vintage clothes refashion !

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      Feb 10, 2010, 04.16 PMby janul

      Thank you! It looks a bit festive though, so I don´t have many occasions to wear it… :)

  • Cherrys_047_large

    Dec 6, 2009, 11.18 PMby nenasew

    Love what your did. it has a romantic feel. Beautiful blouse.

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    • Naburdaprofil_large

      Dec 7, 2009, 10.10 AMby janul

      Thanks a lot :)

  • Naburdaprofil_large

    Dec 6, 2009, 08.43 PMby janul

    Not a new project… I wanted to add better photo to this project, but I was unable to do it unless I deleted the project and uploaded this thing as a new one… Next time I´ll wait till I can take nice enough photos to upload the project.

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