In refashioning these vintage garments I have learned that sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. I really enjoy preserving the integrity of these vintage pieces. I don't want to completely get rid of the design these people worked for all those years ago.
So here's the before. Gorgeous fabric, absolutely nothing wrong with it. Just not very flattering. It's extremely soft. It is made of 100% rayon, but it feels like super soft cotton.
So all I had to do was bring up that hem! I'm only 5"1, so on me this is a little long for my normal taste, but even still it looks really pretty. I think it would be an adorable summer mini dress for someone taller too!
I've been trying to source larger sizes for a while. I'm still working on it, but this one can be worn up to an XL so at least that's a start!
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I'm also working on little accessory items to use the remainder of the vintage scraps, because if I throw this fabric in the trash, doesn't that make me a hypocrite for what I'm trying to do with sustainable fashion?