12.19.2012

Altered State: Striped Muumuu

Here's the before and after for my latest vintage alteration project. I actually ended up doing a lot less than I expected on this one!

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I originally planned to add elastic to the waist by using a strip of the cut off hem to fashion a casing inside. Once I started working on that, I realized it would be faster (and easier) to just make a tie belt out of the extra fabric. Presto! Same effect achieved!

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I'm glad I was able to keep the pink shoulder buttons. I think they're the best little detail.

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At first I styled this with my green sweater vest from this post buttoned up, but then promptly realized I looked like a German barmaid. The knee socks just put it over the edge styled that way! What do you think? Was this alteration a success?

I'm linking up with Thrifters Anonymous, #YOLO Mondays, and Real Girl Glam.

8 comments:

  1. It looks great and you are right, the buttons are are a great detail.
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  2. You did an awesome job, those green booties are so hot!

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    1. Thanks! I couldn't believe it when I found them at Salvation Army!

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  3. this whole look is absolutely perfect! you did a wonderful job altering the dress.

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