Thursday, June 04, 2015

That '70s Show

Styles from the 1970s are back this season, and I've had this darling dress hanging in my refashion closet for a while now that would be perfect! I found it for $6.50 at one of my favorite thrift shops.

Flower Child Dress - Before

The sleeves were a little overwhelming though. So I chopped them off at their shoulder seams, trimmed several inches from the tops of the sleeves, and then reattached them. And just like that, I have a brand new dress for the summer heat that's well on its way already.

Flower Child Dress - After

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Flower Child Dress - Before & After


whatthesew said...

I love the flower patterns and the colour of this dress but you were right about the sleeves.

jennifer elliott said...

With the exception of the original sleeves, I love everything about the dress -- the style, color, pattern. I agree the sleeves were overwhelming. Great job.

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

Gema Ensenat said...

That made such a difference! Really beautiful now, and love it with the hat too! :)