Readers, you are in for a treat! I have a refashion for you that I have been holding onto for the past 2 years!
When I had started my blog 2 years ago I ran out and scooped out a ton of refashion material. I have had a great idea for transforming this piece but I need a special place to wear it. Last month the hubby took me to see an Elvis show at a local performing arts venue. I was so ecstatic! 1. I LOVE Elvis and 2. I finally had the perfect place to wear my refashion!
Here we have a lovely floor length 2 piece dress.
When I finally came up with my idea for this dress I came into a road block..
I had wanted to add faux fur accents to the dress and it’s matching jacket. I searched high and low for the perfect faux fur, every fabric store, every thrift store for MONTHS! Until finally one day at the Salvation Army .50 cent sale I stumbled across this beauty… I really hated to cut up this poor jacket, but it was the perfect type of faux fur!
I snipped off those annoying hanger ties and shoulder pads!
I wanted to keep the jacket because I loved the flowers on the material. However, I did not want to keep the oversize jacket. So I decided to make the jacket into a cape. I sewed up the sleeves.
Added the fur collar from the jacket into the cape.
I took in the sides of the dress.
Decided on how much length to take off.
Pinned and sewed a new hem.
After I took the collar off the jacket. I cut 2 strips off the bottom of the jacket to piece together.
After sewing a new hem on the dress I added the strips of fur.
and with the cape! Ohh lala!
2 thoughts on “1960s Inspired Refash”
This is cute and clever. You did a great job 🙂
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Thank you so much!