Next in the series of up-cycled items…
This smock like dress – perhaps it was a nightdress? – from my vintage suitcase haul.
There were so many cute features I loved on the original of this dress. The hand covered buttons and button loops, the crossover sleeves, the gathered shoulder yokes.
I wanted to keep all of these bits so I updated it in a sympathetic way.
First of all I opened up the side seams and recut the bodice so that I could add darts.
I chopped off the sleeves so that I could reattach them as small petal sleeves.
Then I gathered the skirt and reattached it all together.
All in a days work and a very cute dress to show for it, I hope you’ll agree!