Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Classic, Retro / Vintage, Whimsical
my everlovin husband saved this dress from the clutches of donation... it was a maxi dress bought in hawaii by his mom, and he knew i'd love the print. i slashed it in half at the waist, cut the skirt waaaay shorter and used the excess to make a wide waistband. i think a crinoline would really set it off but haven't found the right shade of peonie yet:)
What was your inspiration?
i really wanted a swingy 50s dress for my birthday.
What are you most proud of?
the waist fit! it really was a huge maxi sheath before.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
if you're refashioning, try, try, try on again and again. unlike purchased fabric, refashioned items usually start with an already loved piece, and if you've cut too far that's it!