A Glamazonian Dress Refashion

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:

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Super Easy DIY Dresses

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’!

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A quick & easy dress refashion

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!

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A quick puffed sleeve fix

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:

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Hi Ho Hi Lo – a refashion to go

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:

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