Thursday, November 10, 2011

upcycled thursdays: 80's dress revamp

Does this dress make you wanna throw on some hot pink leg warmers and belt Girls Just Wanna Have Fun at the top of your lungs or what? I kinda regret not wearing a studded belt and curling my bangs for these pictures.

Here's what I did:
I chopped off the top then I took in the sleeves (a lot!) and the sides (a little). Then I sewed the top back on to the skirt, taking the waist seam up quite a bit. Lastly, I hand sewed the odd side slit on the skirt (see before pic; it's on my left side). I had originally planned on taking the hem up a little, but when I put it on to mark where I wanted to take it to, I was happy with the midi-ish length. Saved me 10 minutes.... okay, more like 30 because I couldn't stop singing Cindy Lauper to the mirror long enough to focus on my dress. 

P.S. I went to the dentist today. My dentist also couldn't stop singing while he was checking out my chompers. It was a good sign. Zero cavities. 


Harley said...

This is so cute! talent. serious talent.

Mrs. Dork said...

Wow. This is so incredible! You are so good!

Pranita Kocharekar said...

Such a talented girl! :D
And yay you for the zero cavities! :D


ms.composure said...

very very cute! loving the color choice!!

meg said...

I have a dress just like this. And now I know how to wear it.

ps. We might be passing through Boise in the next few months. LUNCH?

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

I love it! Love those colors paired together too.

Mother in Heels said...

Hi! I'm a new visitor here. What a fun post. I am so jealous of your sewing skills. :-) That dress turned out so cute with just a few adjustments.

Cambry said...

LOVE this dress!

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