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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Ok so this may not look like a 'what i wore' post just yet, but bear with me. Basically, I spotted this 
b-e-a-utiful dress in a charity shop last week and just couldn't leave it behind. I absolutely loved the fabric and, surprisingly, it actually fitted perfectly too. Of course I needed to bring it back into this century but that seemed like a fair price to pay for a lovely dress (along with the £4 I payed for it) So I got to work. Now, I don't know why I find these sorts of projects for myself as I only end up in a pile of fabric, pins and cotton, getting more and more annoyed by the second as my patience disappears completely! Anyway, I set off on my mission and begun to hack away at the fabric. The final result? I love it. It is a tad shorter than planned as I got a bit snip-happy, but oh well. (By the way, if you have any idea how I can add a couple of inches, let me know!)

 Anyway my point in this post was to encourage others to pick up those vintage guilty pleasures. So many people I know will spot a lovely dress/top/skirt in a gorgeous fabric but won't buy it because it's too long/too big/not right. I say go for it! If you can picture it, you can at least try to make it real, whether that's taking a little off the length (not too much, I've learnt my lesson!) or even just putting a belt around the waist to make it smaller. Clearly I'm not the best advert for diy-ing but, if done carefully it's really not so tricky. This dress may be a little shorter than I liked but it's no doubt more wearable than the state in which I bought it (in terms of style of course!) So what do you think? Have you ever tried some vintage diy? Or would you?

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  1. The print of this dress is adorable! Amazing find as well, I never seem to have any luck in charity shops Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thankyou! It's really hit and miss isn't it?
      abi x

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  2. Gorgeous dress- perhaps add a small layer of lace underneath to give it an extra bit of length. Seen loads of florals + lace on the high street at the moment.

    Danielle xo

    http://essexandthecitydan.wordpress.com

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    1. great idea, might give that a go! thank you
      abi x

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  3. I love this dress! It really suits you and it's good for this time of year with the poppy print :)
    xxx
    Madison's Assortment

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    1. thankyou, it's cute isn't it :)
      abi x

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  4. Love this dress, the print is so gorgeous! x

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