Vintage dress refashion

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Vintage dress refashion by Eddie's Room,

I stumbled upon this dress a couple of years ago at Hepwrights Vintage shop. They had a bin with £1 clothes that needed refashioning and I fell in love with the colour and the quality of the silk in this dress. OK so there was a serious sweat patch issue that needed to be dealt with. But I got stuck in with my seam ripper and came up with the dress bellow.

Apart from the original dress I have added a few meters of lining from a friends wedding dress to make the bubble effect in the skirt. I also added some new buttons, courtesy of another friends Grandmother. The pearly beads on the skirt are from a necklace I found in a charity shop which I threaded through the finished skirt in a haphazard way. The lace is from my own ever-growing collection.

Take care,

6 Responses

  1. mirjam Bruck_cohen

    Very well made , i like the `New Dress `.
    hope you will wear it many years with pleasure .

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  2. Pam

    A great refashion, Eddie. The white and blue go so well together.

  3. Eddie

    Thank you for the lovely comments. It was very fun to make. Now I just have to find something to wear it for.


  4. ilana hopwood

    such an adorable vintage-y dress ! well done, Eddie x

  5. Lisa

    This is so cool! I just love the pick ups with the white buttons!

  6. erica louise

    Super cute Eddie! The little white buttons on your skirt are a really lovely addition