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my vintage remake

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Cute, Retro / Vintage, Classic
marcy harriell on

What materials did you use? 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:)

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What are you most proud of? the waist fit! it really was a huge maxi sheath before.

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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!

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Love your fabric choose, were did you find it?

07/17/2011 Flag

it was a refashion from a vintage maxi sheath dress, the tag was a hawaiian label :)

07/31/2011 Flag

I really love your fabric. You did a great job reworking the dress!

07/31/2011 Flag

thank you! i was giddy from bday celebrations, it gave me the courage to hack into this vintage piece:)

08/09/2011 Flag

love everything about this dress! the fit is perrrfect! Nice work!!

08/29/2011 Flag

thanks girl! i worked and worked at the fit!

08/29/2011 Flag

Nice job! The fabric is beautiful, and I like the pattern as well.

03/24/2012 Flag

thank you :). the fabric is wonderfully soft too, i think it's made of magic...

04/16/2012 Flag

Love this floral! Looks great!

10/05/2013 Flag