So I'm pretty obsessed with vintage fashion, decor, movies and life if you couldn't tell from my posts. I am a regular at the Goodwill and other thrift shops. One of my favorite things to do is spend hours sorting through the racks and shelves. For me it's like a treasure hunt. On one such treasure hunt I found this huge vintage blouse. It didn't look like much but I've trained myself to see the potential of even the ugliest looking garments. I checked the tag and at $4 I had to have it! I already knew this would become a pretty sweet dress. Just look at those pintucks:
|I also loved the unusual color.|
|At this length I'd have no problem turning it into a dress.|
|Some of the photos from this shoot were taken with a red background.|
|I thought the contrast of colors was really cool.|
|I even managed to sell 2 photo sets from this shoot.|
What I did:
- I removed the sleeves, took in the sides a few inches, but left the shoulder seam intact.
- I added ties (made from fabric taken from the hem) to the sides at the waist.
- I re-sewed the side seams and re-attached the sleeves.
- Lastly, I hemmed it and with the few inches that I used for the ties missing, it ended up being the perfect length for a 60s style dress.