Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dress Makeover

Hi guys! How are you? Today I decided to post something different, something you have never seen in my blog before. It somehow will reflect my musings about my sewing skills, and hopefully will inspire some of you to dare and try something new.

This white lace dress was thrifted by me back in December for a retro party we had at work. It suited the occasion perfectly and cost me about $3. Unfortunately, I don't have better pictures where you could see it fully. It was quite long (about 4 fingers lower than knees), with lacy sleeves and a little hole on the back of the skirt. Overall, I was happy with the retro  look I had that evening.



As you can probably see, the dress looked quite outdated and didn't follow the current fashion trends. But it was too beautiful to just throw away! So, having 0 sewing skills, I decided to update it a little bit. I figured, it didn't need to much of a change.

First of all, I cut off the sleeves as the were the main "old-school" detail of this dress. After that, I trimmed the lace to get rid of the long hanging ends that were sticking out in different directions.


After those easy7 manpulations the sewing part came, I took in the bottom of the dress for about 20 cm to shorten and give the dress a more modern and up to date look. Looks much better now, hah? :)


xoxo
Sasha


14 comments:

  1. So nice dress!!! Like this!!!!
    Lysa
    http://www.leblogdelysa.com

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  2. loving the diy on the dress!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com

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  3. oh my gosh, your dress is so gorgeous! really pretty!
    X

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  4. you clever thing- the party looks so gorgeous!! xx

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  5. super duper cute.. you look so pretty :)
    <3 james

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  6. Платье супер!!!!!
    Анжела Донава
    http://www.blogangela.ru

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  7. Love the dress's "new look" ... for $3, it sure was a steal!

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  8. What a transformation! The dress was perfect as it was for your retro party but the altered, modern version is so much better - and it fits you perfectly :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. woww this dress is so beautiful:) love the belt, it looks really good together:)

    lots of love xx

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  10. wow! fab job! it looks really beautiful and love that it's white!


    xx heidi
    life full of loves

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  11. Love love love the dress makeover! Such a great update.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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