Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Restyled 1950s lace prom dress

This dress looks to have been dyed, since the lining has a very un-even tie-dyed look. the boning was bent and broken some of the seams had come undone and it was very small. the waist measurement was 24'' i don't know anyone with a waist that small. So i cut off about 7 inches from the hem, since it had some stains. I made a panel using the fabric i had cut off and added it to the center back seam of the dress to make it larger. then i added new boning to the front and back and the grey lace and blue ribbon on the front. It even has a matching shrug/bolero jacket. It is now in good vintage condition, i'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It is for sale at my Etsy Shop.


  1. Cute dress! well done. I have a dress which is a little bit on the small side and I was thinking of doing something similar and was a little concerned it might not work as it might throw the proportions out but seeing you do yours I think I'll go ahead.

  2. It's a really cute dress! Adding the lace and ribbon was a great idea, it looks lovely. You did a great job on it.

  3. It's beautiful! What a nifty way of making it larger!