Sailor dresses has had a huge comeback in the past few years, and I immediately fell in love with them after seeing two similar renditions of a vintage trend,... Alexa Chung looked so cute sporting the A.P.C. one!
My luck came when I found this new vintage sailor dress on ebay ($10), it was pretty much the same colour and material as the V&V one. (I forgot to take a photo of it myself so these are from the listing)
When it arrived, it was quite an ugly and unflattering dress! But craftsmanship was top-notch. Definitely something lacking in garments on sale nowadays...
I worked on the dress in between 2 days and I'm glad to say it was a success!
So heres what I did:
- Shortened the dress and gave it scalloped hem.
- Removed shoulder pads, sewn in at the bust to resize from a size 6 to a size 4
- Removed the sleeves and used the excess material is sew 3/4 sleeves
I had just enough material to finish the dress. I'm rather proud of myself as it fits perfectly!
Heres some detailed shots of the scallops.
I still have yet to wear it out, but I can't wait to frolic in the fields in this! Hope you guys like it!