Monday, July 13, 2015

Vintage Laura Ashley Refash

A fews weeks ago I found this vintage Laura Ashely dress (made in Great Britain) at my local Salvation Army!  Love that neckline, but its a little long...Long lengh and long sleeves.

See I didn't make it up...its really made in Great Britain!

1st I removed the side ties. At this point they were totally useless since the dress already fit me very well and I didn't need a random bow at my back.

Good bye ties!

Sewing together the holes the from the ties.

I really wasn't digging these buttons that blended in so I decided to change them to something more fun!

Awww like these cuties!

Next I needed to shorten this dress to bring it up to date. I used my dress I refashioned for watching the Kentucky Derby as a template for the length. I actually took about 10 inches off the length.

Pinning the new hem!

The sleeves were a little too long for my taste so I cut off about 2 inches and sewed a new sleeve hem.

Our wedding anniversary is July 13 so the husband and I decided to celebrate today with a trip to the zoo and dinner at one of our favorite Italian restaurants!

Got to see the penguins at the penguin house!!!

The Detroit Zoo has just added a wolf exibit! Here is the alpha wolf who is a female, girl power!

Me and my zoo swag! Zoo water bottle and stuffed artic fox!

Happy 3 years!

Followed by a yummy dinner at a family favorite: The Villa! The manicotti palamina and veal parmesan is amazing! I'm still full! 

Happy Refashioning!!!!

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Carissa said...

What a fantastic find! The scalloped neck line is great, and the flower buttons are so much cuter than the fabric covered ones. Congrats on 3 happy years!


lily handmade designs said...

beautiful dress i so jealous you always find such nice gems

TheRefashStash said...

Thanks so much!!!! I love the neckline too, definitely unique! Totally happy with the change in buttons too! And we had a fantastic anniversary celebration!

TheRefashStash said...

Thank you!!! I guess I'm just naturally lucky! :)

RanchHouse said...

I have always loved Laura Ashley. The after kept the special LA look but updated.
Mary @ RanchHouse

TheRefashStash said...

Thank you!! I've always loved her prints!