Hello Readers. I found this great dress at a clothes swap and thought is was super-cool. I don't think it is really vintage but the skirt looks a little 60's psychedelic to me.
It was a soft warm knit material and had such a wild looking skirt. If you stare at it long enough it looks like it is moving. I loved the visible gold zipper in the back too. It almost fit me, but didn't look flattering. It was a little dowdy in shape. It really needed it to be shorter in length and the waist would look better if it was a little higher on me.
I thought the easiest way to fix this dress was to fold it in half and make a new seam around the dress at the fold.
I removed about 4 inches right from the middle. It raised the waist up to be level with the ends of the sleeves. I thought that would look good.
The top half of the dress was now shorter. The skirt was a little shorter too. That was a better fit for me. I made the skirt more narrow because it felt overwhelmingly full and puffy now that I raised the skirt.
Here is a close up of the new waist seam.
I really liked the dress when it was finished. I didn't change the cool zipper and the wild skirt is still just as wild.
Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.
*Year end update-This is still a great dress for winter. It is soft, thick, and warm.