I found this at a thrift store a few weeks ago and I really loved the colors on the dress, but it went down to my ankles and it had long sleeves so it was not at all fashionable. It sat on my "to glamourize" clothing rack and then it sat some more until finally I decided to just do my favorite thing to skirts: Asymmetrical cuts. I made the back longer than the front and I cut the sleeves to make them shorter, and that's it. I modernized it by adding a cute belt, which is also vintage, and a statement necklace that I bought at Hancock Fabrics. The purse is also vintage and one of my Christmas presents from the hubby. We had errands to run so I wore comfy black flats.
It was super easy to do this re-vamp, just laid it on it's side, with the side seams together, and then I measured how long I wanted the front to be (or how short) and I started cutting 1" down from there to the back downwards, and when I got to the very bottom I rounded the end so that there isn't a big point at the back. Then I serged the ends (you can skip this step if you don't have a serger) and press the ends in 1/2", and then again another 1/2" to inclose the ends. Sew 1/4" away from the end and that is it! The sleeves I just cut where I wanted them to end and press the ends in also and sew! :)
What did you think of my easy revamp?
P.S. I made this dress today from a not so fashionable vintage dress that I found at the thrift store. I think it's perfect for Summer. Tutorial coming on my YouTube channel so make sure you go & Subscribe, it's FREE!