Hello Readers. I am not getting married in this long white lace dress, but it looks a bit like a wedding dress doesn't it? I got married to my high school sweetheart a long time ago, so I don't need a long white dress. So, let's make this dress into something else.
This dress seemed vintage, but I was not sure exactly how old it was. It was in great condition but it didn't quite fit. I could zip the zipper in the skirt but there was no way I could button those buttons.
When I examined the tag I saw it was a cotton-polyester blend. Polyester does not dye well, unless you use dye made for synthetic fabrics.
Rit Dye isn't paying me for this, I just like the dye.
The dye really brought out the details of the lace in a beautiful way. It also showed me some damage to the bottom edge/hem of the dress. I wasn't able to use the lower edge of the dress. It had to be removed. Sometimes vintage clothing has damage. I usually just try to work around it.
That is OK. There is always another way to work things out. I didn't need to alter the top of the dress at all. I just cut the top and skirt apart and finished the cut edges with the smallest seams I could. I made that cut above the waist seam so that one of those buttons was still attached to the skirt. I used that button to fasten the skirt right above the zipper.
I reversed the top of the dress and used it as a jacket. Can I button it? No, but it looks cute worn open. The skirt fits well by itself and I think both pieces can be worn alone as well.
That's it for now. Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.