Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Altering that Vintage Dress

This is my first time trying the sewing machine on clothes, it looks easy when i read or watch the tutorial online but it's not coz i'm still learning how to sew and i'm too lazy to hand sew it.

Anyways, I bought this dress in a charity shop awhile back for under £3 and thought it's cute but when i wear it, it looks so ridiculous on me, it swallows me up and the skirt is just too long, so it stayed in my wardrobe for a long time until last week as i was browsing online and found the tutorial on how to cut it and re-hem it.

I got rid off the pads on the shoulders, shortened the length of the skirt...though i was having trouble trying to iron it flat as the skirt is pleated and sew it straight is tough, the needle kept on going sideways! but anyways who would want to examine it closely? i like the result! what do you think?

I think i deserve a hot chocolate with marshmallows in it after that and i think i'll be wearing it at my friend's birthday dinner party next week :)

I still have a few clothes that i bought in charity shops that I wanted to get my hands on altering them next time.

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  1. WOW! you did an amazing job on transforming this dress well done you! love the colour and pattern too :) you wear it well sweetie

    Bee happy x

  2. Wow cute dress! Love the polka dot jug and mug too.

  3. love the floral dress on you, so cute!

  4. What a beautiful dress. I love it and you have obviously put in a lot of hard work. I am useless when it comes to using a sewing machine, it never seems to go where i want it to. Hot chocolate and mashmallows, mmmm

  5. Perfect! I love what you did, it made all the difference. Now it looks trendy! I love it with the belt too!
    You are a very smart cookie : )
    You definitely deserve some hot chocolate lol!...with marshmallows : )

  6. It looks great, Susan! You did a great job. Keep at it, Susan, you have talent and all you need is more experience. Good job!

  7. Wow, it looks fabulous and I bet it wasn't easy sewing those pleats. Your hot choc is well deserved. xx

  8. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The dress has been transformed by your simple alterations. Well done!

  9. Very cute! Do you know there's a great thrifting blog out there that does vintage make-overs similar to yours? Unfortunately, I forgot the name *facepalm*

    The dress is a big improvement and very charming.

    Take care!

    (P.S. I am having another tea-related link up today - feel free to join!)

  10. It looks very trendy, Susan. So much better! You will be a whiz with the machine in no time. Thank you for coming to tea and have a wonderful week.


  11. The dress is cute shortened. I like your polka dot china.

  12. What a great job! Looks so much better. Love your blog.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  13. Wow what a beautiful job you have made of that dress soo much prettier now! All those pleats must have been really tricky to hem so I am very impressed!

    P.S. Thank you for popping by my blog and your sweet words, you and your blog are both adorable xxx

  14. Very, VERY lovely! You did an awesome job! I love how you shortened it to a perfect length for you. You removed the pleats very nicely. A perfect dress to wear to your friend's birthday dinner party. I can't wait to see what else you do and it's cost efficient!!! You are amazing!

  15. The dress is perfect on you after the alterations and a charity shop buy becomes a wonderful addition to your wardrobe. Enjoy your hot chocolate for you have earned it by successfully creating a lovely new dress. The red polkadot mug and pitcher are so charming!

    Thanks, Pam

  16. You did an amazing job there! I can't believe you're only a beginner!!! A very pretty dress and a very pretty model!

  17. It's really really cute on you now, you did a great job. And your legs look a mile long!

  18. I think you did a great job, and it looks wonderful on you!

    :) Hope

  19. It looks fab - great job!

    I'm looking to take up sewing as my new year's resolution.... I'd love to have a go at this!


    You knoww, I just adore fixing vintage cloths and make something fashionabe from them :)
    Woww you are talented and you did awesome job.


  21. Such a beautiful dress, you look so lovely and of course you did a wonderful job altering it yourself xxx

  22. GREAT JOB!!! The dress went from frumpy to spunky! I love what you did to it. And it suits you so much better. You certainly do deserve some hot chocolate with marshmallows and a big ( ) hug, too.

    I've not been on the computer, too much, busy at work and then I finally went to the Dr's today after having a 2nd relapse of upper respiratory yuck. Turns out I've been walking around with a sinus infection from Early October...which explains a lot. So now I'm on antibiotics. Don't like to take them if I don't have to, but sometimes we just do.

    Sending love,
    Marianne xo

  23. Hi Susan,
    I missed this post, didn't see this at all till now, though I saw the picture on instagram. The dress looks fab with the lil makeover :) You look so pretty in it!
    Have a lovely weekend..
    Magie x

  24. Hey sweets, hope all OK with you and you're set for a lovely Christmas xx

  25. Hi Susan... I miss your sweet blogs. Hope you are well and enjoying your life. Love from Australia.

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  27. What a great job! Looks beautiful on you. Hope you all ok. Big love Scarlett xx

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