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Friday, April 01, 2016

The Leslie Fay Gets A New Day In The Sun!! A Vintage Dress Refashion!

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

1 comment:

Carissa said...

Such bright, happy colors! Perfect for spring!