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October 13, 2009

Vintage reconstructed...

I decided to clean my closet the other day so I can determine what exactly I needed for the upcoming winter season. While I was away from home for five years, things accumulated in my closet. I found a guitar in my closet. I don't play the guitar, so someone must have put it in there while I was gone. There were couple other items that I did not remember storing there. I ended up with three big bags full of clothes that I did not wear anymore. One of them was this dress below.
If you call items from 90's "vintage", this long dress must be a vintage item.. It is from 90's and made in America. I don't remember how this ended up in my closet since I don't remember wearing it, but I sew a redeemable value in this long dress.

So I cut it short, cut a stripe of the fabric so I can hem it with folded band to make a mini dress.
I also made a big and loose "V" neck in the back and added a bow.

Voila! This is how it turned out.
I like it a lot this way since it is super comfortable with leggings.
This can be worn as a top, and in the photos below, I tucked in the dress in the pink mini skirt.
Or, I can wear it with a boyfriend blazor - which look do you like better?


casmuffin said...

That dress is so cute! Who'd knew that a 90's dress could still survive? I love it with the boyfriend blazer! I love taking old clothes and reconstructing them.

Samantha Nandez said...

Absolutely love it! By it self it works fantastically especially with that drop V back. Nice work :D

::HARUNA:: said...

love the open V back :)
well done upcycling!

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...

thank you all!

Samantha Nandez said...

Also, thanks for the comment on my photo, something happened though and it disappeared :(

SomedayNewYorker said...

I definitely like the outfits where the back is showing. The back is so pretty. Especially with the bow detail.

Marita Bliss said...

I love it !! Utterly amazing, and so inspirational :)!

I should go through my closet soon too, not that I'm as good of a seamstress as you x)

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...

samantha, not sure why my comment dissapeared! thats so weird!

hi somedaynewyorker, thank you!! i like open back too!

hi marita, yea you totally should search your own closet, cuz you never know what you have! i was surprised that i still had that dress that i havent even worn!