Friday, 18 July 2014

Chop and Change

This vintage frock started life as a gigantic long sleeved maxi dress that I bought at the WAC. It sat languishing in my wardrobe, as it felt like too much frock. The other issue was the fact it's a size 20, which means it was several sizes too big. I decided to chop both the sleeves & the skirt, & I took it in at the torso as well. Now I like it so much more. I made a little scarf from the skirt offcuts too. Oh how I'm loving tweaking things on the sewing new obsession. I've got to admit I'm no fan of indoor photos, I am so much more comfortable hiding behind my sunglasses!

The dress pre chop

Outfit Details....

Vintage maxi altered by me - WAC clothing sale
Scarf made from frock offcuts
Orange enamel brooch - From my childhood
Orange bracelet & beaded bag - Op shopped
Ring, cardigan, boots & tights - Retail

My little scarf made from offcuts


  1. Well done on your revamp! I see you've taken your colour combo from your ring, great idea. The dress looks great now, would never know it started life as a size 20!

  2. Look at you! Quickly becoming a refashioning queen. I love this frock and it looks great with blue :D

  3. Wow, I love how you've paired your revamped frock with the blue. Love it! I'm also liking your boots v much, you've got a great selection of them haven't you! xx

  4. I don't seem to have anything to say that everybody else hasn't already said! Well, it's unanimous. We all agree that your color combo is genius, and your shoes choice spectacular!

    I prefer outdoor photos too, but it's fun getting a peek into your home. :o)

  5. Love the print on your dress, very seventies! Oh how i wish i knew how to use my sewing machine... very envious of your sewing skills!

  6. You look gorgeous and the dress turned out fabulous! The print is perfect!

  7. You did a great job refashioning the dress - that print is just too fabulous not to wear! xxx

  8. Tweaking is so much fun! Love the dress now, and pairing it with blue was genius. XXX

  9. I love how you've paired that electric blue with those gorgeous autumn colors!


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