A Nip, Tuck and Hem Refash

On my recent trip to the Salvation Army I found this vintage dress! I bought it with the intention of a refash but once I got it home I thought better of it. I realized I loved everything about this dress! Such a classic!

DSCN0260DSCN0265Annnd it Swiss!

DSCN0267I ignored the Dry Clean Only directions (like I do on all my thrift store purchases) and once I got it out of the dryer I was faced with the lining in this crinkly condition. So, I had to douse it with a good amount of spray starch and tamed that mess with the iron.

DSCN0268Are 2 of these hangy thigs really necessary?

DSCN0270I took 2 inches off the length.

DSCN0285Trimmed 3 1/2 inches from the length of the lining.

DSCN0272Took in the sides by 1/2 inch.

DSCN0274I did not quite understand why the buttons on the belt were so plain? So I changed the buttons to a nice little pearl button to match!

DSCN0284I tacked the neckline down.

DSCN0287I wore my fancy new dress on Easter Sunday when my family went to Frankenmuth for a delicious chicken dinner!

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Even stopped in my favorite store: The Michigan Shoppe where I purchased some delicious cherry coffee and cherry salsa! DSCN0291

The weather was so beautiful! Took my picture next to the Cheese Haus mouse!DSCN0288Phototastic-2016-03-28-16-21-01

Happy Refashioning!!!

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