Friday, 15 January 2010

A LA LANA

Almost a year ago I started revamping this 1970's
dress I got from a friend who was about to throw it
in the bin.
It's been laying around on my to do pile ever since.
Yesterday I decided to finally finish it!
I do like the fabric and the shape is perfect for my
short frame but the awful turtleneck was too tight
and unflattering since I've got a short neck.
I decided to go for keyhole a'la Lana Turner in the
movie The Postman Always Rings Twice.

The keyhole was a breeze to make but the rest of
the dress needed A LOT of mending.
I had to sew new seams all over and sew by hand
where the sewing machine couldn't go, I also had
to change the zipper.
It was worth it though.



BEFORE:


AFTER:


I promise to take a picture of me wearing it pretty
soon because it looks rather dull just hanging there.

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!

12 comments:

Polka Dotty said...

Wow that's great well done.
I love the pattern of the dress too.

Jema Rose said...

Bra jobbat, blev ju väldigt fin,
ska bli kul att få se en bild när du har den på dig också..!

: )

KRAM & trevlig helg!!!

Jenny

<3

Jitterbugdoll said...

Very well done!

ingen fara på taket said...

Underbart tyg.

Ms. B said...

Great job! It has a very pretty print!!

Stefanie Valentine said...

That looks lovely, love the keyhole neckline x

daisymay said...

Look forward to seeing you wearing it!

Andi B. Goode said...

I'm always impressed by people who can do this sort of thing. It looks great.
-Andi x

Jacqueline said...

Sv: tack och va? på riktigt? åh vad bra det vore om de kunde vara så billiga här!

Zizzi said...

Jättefint tyg! Jag önskar att jag kunde sy lika bra som du!

Little Rascal said...

Polka Dotty: Thank you. :)

Jema Rose: Tack sa mycket.
Jag ska forsoka ta mig i kragen o fixa en bild. :)
Trevlig helg!

Jitterbugdoll: Thanks sweetie! :)

Ingen fara på taket: Tackar. :)

Ms. B: Thank you. :)

Stefanie Valentine: Thank you dear. :)

Daisymay: I'm gonna try and do it as soon as possible. :)

Andi B. Goode: Thank you very much. :)

Jacqueline: Nastan alla hygiensprodukter, harfarger osv kostar halften av vad de gor hemma i Sverige. Fick en chock nar jag sag priserna pa H&M sist jag var o halsade pa.

Zizzi: Tack sa mycket.
Allt handlar om talamod i slutandan. Borja med nagot latt och bygg pa fran dar.
Andra lite har och dar.
Onskar jag var battre an vad jag ar men det kommer val med aren hoppas jag. :))

Kitten said...

Looks good, and I'm looking forward to seeing you wear it! Being able to revamp clothes is such a useful talent, don't you think? :)