Pretty in Pink
Today’s quick and easy refashion is a vintage dress I found in Scope in Walthamstow for £5.50. It has enamel buttons on the front and cuffs that are the same colour as the fabric. The fit wasn’t too bad but the style was looking a bit dated. There were extremely ugly belt loops sticking out and the self fabric belt was long gone. There’s a shirt style pocket on the front and the centre front pleats on the skirt were sewn closed over the hips…. frump city!
The material is actually a polyester/wool blend. First time I’ve worked with a blend of this nature. It’s heavy but surprisingly breathable.
First, out came the stitches holding the pleats shut. This took a little time and care but was well worth it.
Next, the ugly belt loops – gone!
Removal of the belt loops left some holes at the seams which were easily fixed. The next thing I wanted to do was to remove the pocket. However, a closer look revealed it would have left holes in the fabric, so the pocket had to stay.
I rolled up the cuffs, turned up the collar at the back, added a tan belt, and wore this to see “Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are dead” at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket recently. Great play, but I think it would have helped to know anything about the play beforehand, or Hamlet, or indeed that the characters are actually from Hamlet…. What’s that you say? Philistine?
Thumbs up! Also, I’m dying to see that play!!
It was really fun, would have been even better if I had had a clue what was going on… As is my usual experience of going to the theatre, H had to explain it to me afterwards :)
That photo…That looks like a creepy theater. However your dress is lovely.
Thanks. It was less creepy when it was full of people.