Whenever I buy dresses and skirts and shorts from thrift stores, they are 90% of the time longer than what I want. I'm 5'8" so it's not because I am petite, the vintage styles were just longer than what we wear now. I pretty much go through this procedure with all of them. It's simply just cutting off extra fabric and hemming, but I've been asked how I do this, and I am happy to oblige!
First Step: The first thing I do is put on the dress and mark with a pin where I'd like it to hit.
Step 2: Then I measure from the bottom of the skirt up to where I have the pin to see how many inches around the skirt I need to cut off. It ended up being 13.5 in.so I then placed pins all around the skirt at 13.5 in from the bottom.
Step 3: Then I cut a good inch below where I have the pins to leave enough room for error and hemming.
Step 4: Then I fold the end up twice, stitch it et voila!
This is officially one of my favorite dresses I own. I LOVE the color and, as you know if you've followed me for a while, gingham is my favorite pattern. It's playful and perfect for hotter weather, and it goes perfectly with these new mint sandals I picked up from Forever 21 for $8.80. I'm extremely happy with this find. I'm also extremely happy with the fact that I get to see Allen in 4 days AH! Too bad mister is colorblind to orange. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and your Monday is off to a wonderful start or end. (Just noticed my button had come undone...woops! Also those are dead flower pedals at my feet...goodness this is just a wonderful mess of a post! =])
Till next time,