Wednesday

1970's dress alteration

 I decided that I loved the sleeves on this dress too much to pass it up at Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago. However, something needed to be done about the length, so I hemmed it today. I just used a roll hem after I leveled it on my dress form and then stitched it on up! I didn't mean for it to turn out this short on me.... but I think it still works! What do you think of the before and after? XO!
love, polly

10 comments:

Heather Belle said...

So unbearably cute! Never would've guessed the dress would've looked that cute just from making it a bit shorter!
xo Heather
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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Excellent work! I am wearing something kind of similar today. I have a 1950s maxi on, that I had taken up to just under the knee, so it is wearable by day. It is a shame to pass up something lovely if it only needs a little customisation.

bridget anne said...

and i even thought it looked cute before! but my oh my, afterwards, it's even better. you have such a talent! oh how i wish i could sew even just a little bit...my claim to fame is one pathetic pocket square for my husband. oy.

Andrea D said...

Those are definitely fun sleeves! Love how you altered the dress...and I love your blue shoes, too :)

Hattitude said...

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polly! awesome dress. i have sooo many of those sitting in my closet waiting for me to fix my sewing machine so i can start hemming them! this is great inspiration to do just that!

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
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hueys said...

wow, such an amazing print and good alteration!

Looking great in it, babe (;

kisses from singapore
xoxo
hueys
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Aliya said...

My oh my what a beautiful dres! You did an amazing job altering it and the new length looks gorgeous on you!

x Aliya
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lisa said...

I love the restyle! The shorter length helps the sleeves stand out and look even more amazing. Great job! Love your styling with those beautiful blue shoes and the suitcase :)

miss teacups. said...

WOW!!! This dress is fantastic. I have a friend who would lose her mind over this dress. SO good...love the restyle too, it definitely modernizes it and makes it super sexy...and I never, ever use that word. The sleeves are to die for!

thursday said...

This is wonderful! I remember wearing a dress like as part of my Halloween costume when I was a tiny little thing. I can't imagine what's become of the poor thing now but I surely wish it was in my closet.

Nice restyle Polly! ♥