Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Too Long, puffy sleeves and way too small, this dress has them all!

I found this amazing vintage dress and snatched it up immediately. The sleeves were amazing and I absolutely loved the color. I needed a dress that was fancy enough to wear to a wedding as well as one that I could dance in.
The back was even prettier... except that this dress was WAY too small.  While I could get my arms through the sleeves, the armpits were REALLY tight. The neckline choked me and it wouldn't zip up at all...

After letting out all of the seams, and taking off the sleeves, I was able to fit into the dress! 
And now the back of the dress zips up!

The dress had a huge circle skirt so it twirled fantastically while dancing. 

You can check out my step by step process here !
Happy Sewing!


7 comments:

KL said...

Stunning transformation!

Carissa said...

Gorgeous! That blue looks absolutely smashing on you!

-Carissa

Lindsay Scalco said...

Love it! Would like to see a full body picture of the finished project!

Nunnuka said...

Beautiful! It became so classic and refined!

RanchHouse said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I have several dresses that this gives inspiration for.
This is so pretty on you.
Mary @ RanchHouse EOD

Annikins said...

You are very clever and have a good eye. Its good

Riechan said...

this is gorgeous! I'm always scared of tackling a too small dress... but you did it beautifully!