Monday, April 16, 2012

Before and After: The Green Rose Dress

I have another little before and after for you today. The dress actually sold this weekend, but it's such a cute one I had to share. I don't have a great 'before' shot of the full dress, so bear with me here.

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This dress was part of a huge private buy I did last weekend. There were so many dresses to go through and when I picked up this one, the first thing I saw was the huge tear. I was determined to save it though because the fabric and cut were so cute!

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Luckily, this tear was about 5-6 inches from the hem, so I could cut it off at the tear and it would still be a decent length. I folded it under and did a whip stitch to finish it off.

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Once I finished that I noticed the dress has already been mended years ago on the waist. Looks like I'm not the only one who thought this dress was too good for the trash heap!

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And here it is, done and hanging at the shop this weekend. It's more of a mini dress and hits a few inches above the knee, which is a popular length right now anyway. I don't think I'd normally cut-off a vintage dress, but since it was already damaged, it was also a great way to update it.

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