This was a Leslie Fay colour blocked peplum vintage dress that I thrifted a very long time ago. It has been sitting on my refashion pile for quite a while but today I decided that I would do a whole bunch of refashioning and putting new hems on some dresses. This dress was the first one I decided to tackle.
Here it is before I attacked it with the seam ripper.
First I took off the huge shoulder pads.
Then I took of the awkward lengthed sleeves.
Then I just folded the raw edges over and hemmed the sleeve openings. Now it fits much better. I may have to tweak it some more as summer approaches, but as it stands now, I am much happier with how it looks. What do you think of my Leslie Fay dress that will have a new day in the sun after my refashion? Cheers, Michele