Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Vintage Refashion

Hey guys :) 

Since Christmas I've been a bit slow on the sewing front, as on my return to uni I was thrown straight into exam season and then a new semester, which triggered a bit of a sewing block. However, I now finally have something new (well...old) to show you! 

A vintage refashion! 

I picked up this 80s skirt at the vintage store in Upper Bangor near where I live. On some people longer skirt lengths can look fabulous, but on me I always think they look dowdy. However, I knew that the large amount of fabric had great potention and I snapped it up for just £7. 

This is what it looks like now! To transform it, all I did was trim down the elasticated waistband, turned it over and stitched to stop fraying. The elasticated piece I'd trimmed off was then converted to two separate straps. Done! 

I'm so pleased with this dress - it only took half an hour to refashion and it's really reignited my love of sewing. My university's craft society is going on a group trip to Abakhan this weekend, so I really hope to pick up some inspirational dressmaking materials that I can put to good use now I seem to be out of my sewing block. I'm also definitely calling into the vintage shop to pick up another of these skirts! 

Thank you for reading and I hope that wherever you are you're having a lovely week and the weather is not too cold :)

Beth x