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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vintage Dress to Shirt DIY

This vintage dress has been sitting in my refashion pile for a while and I finally decided to make some changes to it.  When I purchased it, I was instantly attracted to the vibrant colors and print.  But the dress's shape was all wrong..too large, too boxy, the length was odd, and I simply didn't like it as it.  I thought it would look much better as a modernized shirt.  So I quickly created a refashioned vintage dress to shirt. 

I measured and cut 3 inches from both sides of the chest area and 2 inches from the hips.  This prevented the shirt from fitting too snug around the hips and butt area.  Can you say 'curvy girl issues'? I also cut 1 3/4 inches from the sleeves to make them slimmer.  To get the angle in the front and back, I folded the shirt in half and drew a semi-circle, cut, and hemmed.  

Voila! It was a very easy refashion.  More details and pictures can be found on my blog, ChiChiLoves


Sandy said...

So much better! If you hadn't shown the before, it would be hard to imagine how different it was.
Sandy in the UK

Andrea said...

I'm just so glad you are posting here :) Again, love this refashion! AND the way that you styled it and your hair! Dying over here right now ;)

IWOM said...

Welcome on board. Your refashion looks like it was 'born' a shirt! I'm betting you will be able to wear that with a lot of different style skirts and trousers.


PS - Ain't no curvy/skinny/older girl issues here at RFC, Cupcake! The size you is is the size you is and so long as you're happy that's all that matters! ;-).

irinka said...

WOW. Great job!!! Love end result

Marie Cheek said...

Very pretty! Love the bag with it.

Rachel Kerstetter said...

That is 100% better as a shirt! Great refashion and I love how you styled it.

Jennifer Elliott said...

Love the refashion! Definitely looks great as a shirt. Fantastic job!