Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Paisley Pleated 80's Dress Makeover

This is the original dress:

Baggy short sleeves to the elbow, baggy bodice area, shoulder pads, and an awkward mid-length skirt. Ok but the collar is amazing, right?!


What I did:
1. Cut and hemmed the sleeves to a sleeveless/cap sleeve (using this technique)
2. Cut and hemmed the skirt to just above the knee.
3. Tapered in the bodice for a better fit around the torso.
4. Removed the belt and added a thinner, sleeker one.

Here's the new dress:

Side by side:

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Heidi said...

Looks cute and updated!

Chickie Walsh said...

Super cute!

Catherine1216 said...

I thought it was hopeless, but you made it adorable.

Julie Warren said...

Wow I would buy this dress! it looks fantastic.

Accidental Seamstress said...


Ladygirl Vintage said...

Thank you all so much!!

jennifer elliott said...

Again, you amaze me! Lovely refashion.

Jennifer, EOD