taking shape

Posted by sarah
I picked up this dress from a vintage shop in Kensington Market in Toronto earlier this year. I only got around to altering it recently, and it ended up being a bigger task than I anticipated. Initially, the dress had an additional asymmetrical sheer black layer underneath, but I had cut it out before I got around to taking the "before" shot.

I thought a little cropping to straighten the bottom hem was enough to make the dress wearable for me, but the sleeves were still a bit too puffy for my liking. I trimmed the sleeves down significantly and tucked in the excess fabric, and now it's as though I have a whole new dress!


Sarang said...

You made it into so much cuter outfit. You need to come to Madison soon, so we can do sewing together sometime. :)

sarah said...

Thanks, lady! Yeah, can't wait to come back to sew with you. :)

Dylana Suarez said...

Looks amazing! Love the end result!

Just came across your blog! It is great!


Miss Gray said...

Good on you!
I always get things I plan to alter and end up leaving it in the back of my wardobe forever!

Bet it feels great to have it done and wearable!

sarah said...

Thanks for the kind comments! More transformations to come soon.

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