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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Polka Dots Are Back In Line!! A Simple But Long Awaited Dress Refashion! Vintagethrifter51

I just want to take the time to thank all my lovely readers who took the time to suggest the way I should refashion this beloved dress.  It is a great idea to throw a potential refashion out there for other more inspired and talented people to give feedback and ideas.  I finally bit the bullet and finished the refashion.  Here is the initial dress.  A gorgeous yellow with black polka dot 80s number that stole my heart at first glance.
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Removed those bulky sleeves.
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Then taking another dress' sleeves as inspiration, I copied the cap sleeve shape onto the polka dot sleeves and cut the out, keeping the old sleeve's hem.  Then I pinned them on, stitched the sleeves and zigzagged the raw edges.  I turned over the remaining arm hole hem.  And Ta da.  The dress is finished.  I think the small cap sleeves balance the bulk of the pockets on the bottom and yet are still in keeping with the style of the dress.  I still need to iron it, but I was so excited to share my finished refashion.  And I hate to iron, so I have to wait til I am in the mood and have a good movie to watch while I iron my pile of completed refashions all at once.
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I love it so much now, I don't know why it took me so long to decide, but I dithered and dithered over this one.  This finally took me only about 30 minutes to cut and attach the sleeves.  I have included a handbag from my collection and my recently refashioned black flats to complete this outfit.  Not sure what necklace I would wear with this dress as it is pretty loud and busy and in your face as it is.  But I love it anyways.  And for the final outfit reveal!!
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Hope you like the final results.  Let me know what you think.  Cheers, Michele. Check out my blog Here.

3 comments:

Carissa said...

Super cute! I looooooove polka dots!

-Carissa
EOD

Nina said...

Pretty! Sometimes just the smallest tweak changes everything

Marisa Glied said...

I just love this!!!

-TheRefashStash