Thursday, June 29, 2017

Here Comes the Bride???

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. 


Anonymous said...

Great refash, one of my favorites of yours.

Unknown said...

Absolutely Beautiful! That is so out of the box thinking! Thanks for sharing!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks a lot. I appreciate the comment.

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Cyndi! I'm glad you liked it.

Queen Of Rods said...

The stripes are an added bonus! Really cute refashion :)

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Queen Of Rods! This dye job was magical.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fantastic! Just fantastic! You have such great vision ... I would never have thought outside the box like that! Thank you! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks Hazel,
Rit Dye can work miracles.