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Monday, March 28, 2016

Nip, Tuck and Hem Refash

DSCN0260On my recent trip to the Salvation Army I found this vintage dress! I bought it with the intention of a refash but once I got it home I thought better of it. I realized I loved everything about this dress! Such a classic!
DSCN0265Annnd it Swiss!
DSCN0267I ignored the Dry Clean Only directions (like I do on all my thrift store purchases) and once I got it out of the dryer I was faced with the lining in this crinkly condition. So, I had to douse it with a good amount of spray starch and tamed that mess with the iron.
DSCN0268Are 2 of these hangy thigs really necessary?
DSCN0270I took 2 inches off the length.
DSCN0272Took in the sides by 1/2 inch.
DSCN0274I did not quite understand why the buttons on the belt were so plain?
RSCN0280So I changed the buttons to a nice little pearl button to match!
DSCN0284I tacked the neckline down.
DSCN0285And if I hemmed the dress that means I had to hem the lining as well.
DSCN0287I wore my fancy new dress on Easter Sunday when my family went to Frankenmuth for a delicious chicken dinner!
DSCN0289DSCN0290DSCN0291Even stopped in my favorite store: The Michigan Shoppe where I purchased some delicious cherry coffee!
DSCN0288The weather was so beautiful! Took my picture next to the Cheese Haus mouse!
Happy Refashioning!!! 
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jennifer elliott said...

great refashion update on the dress. definitely more current and still very classy.

RePurposeFul said...

Beautiful Dress, I love how it turned out. It looks fabulous on you!

Refashion said...

The dress looks so much better. I like the front pleat detail, and the colour is great.

Debbie EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you!! It just needed a little adjusting!

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you so much :)

Marisa Glied said...

Thanks!!!! It is such a beautiful dress! Can't wait to wear it again!

Unknown said...

It looks very Kate Middleton-ish. Love it.