I thrifted a phenomenal vintage dress and jacket set for a mere €5!
The only problem?
Measuring 150cm from shoulder seam to hem, it appears to have been originally created for a gorgeous glamazon – as I’m 156cm tall (in shoes) some rather drastic refashioning was in order!
Here’s what I did:
Whip up a few super easy DIY dresses and revitalize your wardrobe with some fabulous Spring style!
Raid your closet, sift through your stash, head to Dream a Little Bigger and let’s get makin’!
Hmmm…what to do with a shapeless sleeveless dress?
Shorten it a bunch and use the chopped bottom & my oldie but goodie splendid sleeves tutorial to create a groovy short sleeved shift dress!
Puffed sleeves are the worst, ugh!
I was lucky enough to thrift a fabulous velvet & wool dress in my Scottish clan tartan when I lived in London & then it sat packed away in 2 different countries until fate had me inherit a sewing machine and teach myself how to use it thus allowing me to begin my upcycling journey & finally refashion the dress into something I’d actually wear:
Here’s my fast fix for those puffy shoulder lumps + the solution to a silly refashionista mistake that I make more often than I like to admit:
When I spied Kristi’s quick fix for a dowdy vintage dress I knew I had finally found the refashioning key to unlocking the frumpy frock that had been languishing in my stash for far too long:
Here’s the snappy step-by-step: