I loved the rose print on this vintage Laura Ashley dress, but the drop waist and giant buttons down the back were definitely holding it back from being the best dress it could be.
I removed the buttons from the back and the little ones cinching up the sleeves. I sewed the back closed since the collar was plenty big enough to go on and off over my head. I cut a few inches off the top portion and reattached the skirt higher to raise the waist. I also trimmed and hemmed the skirt to more flattering length.
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