July 10, 2012

A 60's style vintage refashion


                   BEFORE:                       AFTER:
                          3.50 euro second hand skirt       Little 60's inspired dress  

This is by far my favourite refashion to date. It was initially a skirt which I found  in a second hand store for 3.50 euros. It started as a skirt and I transformed it into a dress..... luckily I had just enough fabric. I feel like it is a little too short, but I suppose that it makes it feel even more 60's like.
 

1. The first stage of the refashioning process involves deconstructing the garment.



2. The second stage involved using a shoulder princess seam bodice pattern, and a mini skirt pattern (which were self drafted). I carefully guesstimated the positioning of the pattern onto the fabric, as I had very little room for error (hence the shortness of the skirt). Then cut and sewed it all. 


Construction of the garment:
BODICE - Shoulder Princess Line bodice  
SKIRT - mini skirt with darts
LINING -both bodice and skirt yellow fabric lining
Photos: Michael Dooney






17 comments:

  1. You've made such a gorgeous dress!! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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    1. Thanks!:) it was a fun dress to make too!

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  2. omg.... seriously I cant believe you made this from that skirt. This is the cleverest thing you've done mee moo!!!

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  3. Incredible refashion! It looks stunning. I am very envious of your skills! :)

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words! Much appreciated:)

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    1. Thanks! I really like this dress.... even if it is a little too short:)

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  5. So cute! I love long skirts because of all that potential!

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    1. Agreed! Long skirts come in handy for refashions:)!

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  6. love this! nice work matching the plaid on the princess seams with such little fabric - impressed!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, it was a challenge this garment, and I am more then happy with the results (which is really rare for me). Thanks

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