I got this dress and a handful of other things for 5 bucks! It was a major score.
Upon closer inspection, the vintage dress I had found was definitely handmade! Bonus!
I love that someone chose the fabric for it and made it from scratch. I like the fact that it lives on and is still appreciated.
Because the dress was far too big and needed to be resized, I planned to take in 2-4 inches on each side. I loved the neckline though and decided to leave it alone. The dress was also a bit too long so I decided to shorten the dress and hem it to give it a more modern look.
With my plans set and scissors in hand, I jumped into action.
The dress only took about 15-20 minutes of quick measuring and sewing to make it fit the way I wanted.
I love the way it turned out!
It fits really well and looks great with a belt!
I think I found my new favorite dress--just in time for Spring.
P.S. - I'm falling in deep love with my new fringe. It has taken a bit of getting used to, but I am a huge fan now.