Saturday, 8 October 2016

Before & After - What a Difference a Belt Makes

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Vintage dresses are a rare treat for me these days living in Dubai. Recently spent some time in Dublin where I scoured every second hand/vintage store I could find, and found a couple gems! This is just to show why you should never judge a dress by its belt. Here's how this 60's dress was meant to be worn:
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.. Unflattering much?? On the right top edge of the belt you see how I had started picking the stitch to remove the belt.. Took it off completely, removing all the basting stitches from underneath. Then just 1) flipped the dress so the intended back became the front, 2) pulled the sleeves down from the shoulders, and 3) tied the belt I had removed at the waist. Much fresher!
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xo,

Julia

8 comments:

  1. Hey Lovely
    I appreciate every single post of your work. You are such an inspiration for me! I am as well a big DIY fan. Maybe you can have a look one time. www.shiwaiana.ch or on Instagram. It would mean a lot to me.
    Kisses and Keep going on!
    Simona

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    1. What wonderful compliments, thank you so much! Thrilled to hear someone out there gets value from this:)! Checked out your blog and love your projects, keep it up!!

      Julia

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  2. I finally found you blog, maaaaan I've been looking for a long time to try to find chic diy blogs for clothes, and here you are in all your glory! Thanks for sharing the projects, I truly appreciate it. Hugs from a Norwegian aspriring amateur seamstress 😚😀

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    1. Gaaahh!!! What a sweet lovely thing to say!!! Blushing over here..:) So happy you like my stuff!!! Get that sewing on!!

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