On 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!
Annnd it Swiss!
I 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.
Are 2 of these hangy thigs really necessary?
I took 2 inches off the length.
Took in the sides by 1/2 inch.
I did not quite understand why the buttons on the belt were so plain?
So I changed the buttons to a nice little pearl button to match!
I tacked the neckline down.
And if I hemmed the dress that means I had to hem the lining as well.
I wore my fancy new dress on Easter Sunday when my family went to Frankenmuth for a delicious chicken dinner!
Even stopped in my favorite store: The Michigan Shoppe where I purchased some delicious cherry coffee!
The weather was so beautiful! Took my picture next to the Cheese Haus mouse!
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: http://therefashstash.wordpress.com