Friday, October 1, 2010

1970's challenge

Continuing on my decades sewing journey- we come to the year of my birth this week. 1979 to be exact.

I found this awesome old dress in my Granny and GrandDaddy's basement this summer and thought I might wear it.....

however, upon trying it on....

instead of looking like a cool, vintage dress....



it looks like a BIG, FAT, MOO MOO.
No. Thank you.

My boobs are so shoved into that bodice, it's insane.
And... they still don't fit.
VERY. Uncomfortable.

I don't know who this dress belonged to... it doesn't much look like my Granny. Maybe it was one of my Dad's three sisters... who knows.

Anyways... Ella LOVES it and loved me in it. Sorry honey.

So... for my 1970's challenge, I re-purposed this vintage dress for her.



The fabric is so old (and slightly musty... in a charming way) that is was literally falling apart at the seams. What was meant to be a peasanty blouse dress turned into this strappy maxi due to fabric shortage.



She loves it, though.

I just made a long, lined rectangle for the back and pulled some elastic thru it.




Ella's favorite part is the length, of course, and the eyelet on the bodice.



I thought it'd be fun to get some hippy-ish shots of her.





She had another idea... carefree skipping around the backyard.
I guess that's hippy-ish, too.




I can't wait for next weeks challenge! 1980's. Yeah.

3 comments:

BConky said...

Fun pics. Cute remake

Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home said...

I love it. LOVE it. And I love the guitar pictures as well. So hippy-ish.

Also, the fabric from those cuffs is Riley Blake fabric ;).

Suzanne said...

That little sundress is adorable! Love to see how everyone is re-purposing old clothing.