Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Restyled 90s White Linen Garden Party Dress

 Above is the dress before and below the dress after. I loved the embroidery detail on the dress but the style was very outdated and frumpy. So i shortened the sleeves, raised the waistline, took in the sides of the bodice and shortened the skirt from the top. I used the detail from one of the sleeves to add to the midriff front cutting away behind the embroidery after using a very small tight zigzag stitch around the edges. The dress is now a very cute 50s style sundress. It took only a couple hours to remodel and after a good steam it looks like a brand new dress.  It is available for sale over at my other etsy shop.


  1. This turned into a very beautiful dress. You did a wonderful upcycle on it. Very nice.

  2. Great job! It's so interesting to see old clothes transforming into something new :)

  3. Wonderful work!!! You made really nice changes. The dress is so joyful and fun.