If there was a game called “refashion everything into an ogden cami” I think I would win! It’s just such an easy pattern to refashion from other garments. It requires very little fabric and is very hack-able, two characteristics that are great for refashioning.
This project has been finished for so long I am so happy to finally be posting it. Its not news that I love the Ogden Cami by True Bias, but this one is special because it is a super fun refashion that turned a dress I never wore into a tank that gets lots of wear time!
It’s that time! Pilar and I have been pouring over all of your amazing makes and we just can’t believe the amazing work y’all have done!
I’ve been wanting to share this refashion for a while but it sat on the back burner and then it was winter and seemed seasonally inappropriate but now spring is upon us so here she is!! Keep reading for more on my process & inspiration for this project.
There is something so special about refashioning a vintage wedding dress. Especially one with personal history. Refashioning my moms wedding dress for my own wedding was such a unique an unforgettable experience. After the wedding I sort of put out into the universe that I would love to do more projects like it. Thats when I got a Facebook message from an old friend who was soon-to-be-married and wanted to wear her grandmothers dress. The dress needed some major updating and alterations for a better fit. Without hesitation I told her I was her gal.
How bad of a host am I to JUST NOW be posting the restyle I received for the Restyling Exchange 2017!? I have to admit it was a bit of poor planning on my part. I was out of town for the reveal weekend and once I missed the posting party I just let it all fall by the wayside. Never the less I am so excited to share this with you. Last week, my restyler Sophie shared her process for restyling this dress for me. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. Read on for my take of this fun refashioned vintage dress.
Guys I’m so excited to introduce the oh-so-talented Sophie Hines of Sophie Hines lingerie and the ever so popular Euler Bralette Pattern (I’m seriously dying to make one of those). She was my restyler for the Restyling Exchange 2017 and today she is going to take you behind the scenes and share her prices for restyling my beautiful vintage dress. Next week I will be sharing my take on receiving this lovely dress (and mostly just sharing pictures of me happily dancing around in it). I was going do do a combo post but Sophie’s was so well written and it would have been CRAZY long so lets hear from Sophie first. Keep reading for all the goodness!
I am extra excited to share this project with you because THIS is my completed garment for the 2017 Restyling Exchange!!! Which means that this is actually not a project for me, its for my Restyle-ee Allie from IndieSew. She should have received it by now but I haven’t heard from her (probably just keeping it quiet till the reveal this weekend).. but I REALLY hope she loves it because I feel like I have all the heart eyes for this top and it was hard for me to give it back to her! Keep reading for the full evolution story and lots of pictures without my face in them.
Y’all! I am so stinkin’ excited to finally be posting about this project! It’s the first annual RESTYLING EXCHANGE!! (insert fanfare + confetti). Pilar and I have been working on this for a month or so now and the anticipation has been building and the time is finally here to share it with you lovely folks. As you all know I am a huge fan of refashioning, and I also love all the fun instagram parties & hashtag prompts that show up throughout the year.. so I’m super pumped to be starting up this new instagram swap with the lovely Pilar Bear.
Just a short and sweet one today guys! I’m sorry I haven’t been around the last couple weeks. Things at the restaurant have been crazy but I have some very fun stuff coming your way soon.
I wanted to share this simple alteration I made to this cute vintage shirt dress. I love vintage shirt dresses like this one. I feel like they are so classic, timeless, and charming. However, I am not at all a fan of the vintage fit, especially around the shoulders and armholes. It seems the style back then was to have very tight, modest shoulders and armholes. I’m unsure how they even moved! If you’ve been following me for a while you know I prefer a very low armhole… its kind of a neurotic thing of mine but thats how it is. Tight armholes make me feel very constricted and border line panicky. Am I alone in this?
I’ve had this dress forever. I bought it at a thrift shop a few years ago when we still lived in NY. I had already hemmed it (which I wish I would have left it a bit longer, now that the longer cut skirts are in style). But I wasn’t wearing it very often and I realized it was because the shoulder seems came out far and even visually made me look constricted, plus the under arms were very tight. I finally got around to fixing that.