As you can tell by my business, I love vintage dresses. The prints, the cuts, the history – I love the whole thing! But I often have to do a little sewing to get my vintage wardrobe looking the way I want it to. Though my fashion sense does incorporate retro style, I like to still look trendy and modern – and thanks to my sewing machine I can do just that! By simply hemming up the skirt a few inches, vintage dresses can take on a whole new modern look. Do it yourself with these simple steps:
Step 1: Cut the skirt to your desired length (leaving an extra inch for the hem).
Step 2: Sew the unfinished end of the dress with an overlock stitch so the fabric doesn’t fray.
Step 3: Pin up a 1 inch hem with straight pins.
Step 4: Do a simple straight stitch across the hem.
And before you know it, you have yourself an adorable new dress!
If you don’t have a sewing machine you can sew it by hand, but I recommend using a machine.
Check out another example of DIY Dress Alterations HERE.
Also, if you LOVE this dress, it can now be yours! Buy it from our STORE!