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:
Make that oh-so-comfy tank-dress fit for fall with a couple of manly additions…
Snag that dowdy dress from the back of your closet & transform it into two wonderfully wearable pieces with my next webisode:
What’s an über quick way to update a rather hideous dress from the 80’s?
Transform it into a boho-esque blouse with a couple of snips & 15 minutes worth of stitches!
Can you guess what I upccyled to create that über fancy munchkin tent?
I guarantee you’ll be able to make your own easy peasy DIY tot teepee in about 30 minutes with an item lurking at the back of your closet.
Create your own Salute to the King with mommy’s outgrown (sniff, sob, fracking babyweight) button-up dress & a couple snips & stitches – your munchkin will be rockin’ & rollin’ in under 30 minutes!