Project ReStyle Week Four with Keiko Lynn

6a00d8358081ff69e20147e2120431970b-800wi

6a00d8358081ff69e20147e2120431970b-800wi

This weeks Project ReStyle is brought to us by the fabulous miss Keiko Lynn. She took a matronly lace dress and updated it into a super stylish little dress! I'm in love. 

6a00d8358081ff69e20147e212167e970b-800wi

6a00d8358081ff69e20147e212167e970b-800wi

Before: Long 80s dress with a lot of rust stains near the top, big shoulder pads and long sleeves

After: Trapeze mini dress with 3/4 sleeves and scoop neck

Here's what I did: I started by removing the sleeves and discarding the shoulder pads and rose that was sewn at the hip. I knew I wanted it to have sleeves, so I shortened them (at the top, to avoid extra hemming) to my liking. I had to get rid of the top of the dress, because there were several rust stains. I cut off the damaged area and worked from there. cutting new arm holes and a scoop neck. After putting the newly shortened sleeves back on, I hemmed the neckline – and it was finished! Originally, I was going to make an elastic casing for the waistline but decided against it, in favor of the trapeze cut. This way, I can wear it loose for a 60s mod feel or belt it for more definition. From start to finish, this project took me about 30 minutes – including threading the serger and sewing machine and winding a new bobbin. Plus, I was able to save a little old dress from its deathbed.

Thanks for joining in this week's project ReStyle. I'll be posting my favorites from the Flickr group soon too! XO. elsie

 

  • http://www.guccioutlet-jp.net/ 投資顧問会社「AIJ投資顧問」(東京都中央区)による年金資産消失問題で、同社が平成21年以降、新規に集めた年金資産約550億円を運用せず、解約者に対する払い戻しにあてていたことが26日、関係者への取材で分かった。新規顧客には、契約通り運用していると虚偽の説明をしていた。東京地検はこうした行為が顧客を欺き、不正な利得を得た詐欺にあたる疑いがあるとみて、証券取引等監視委員会と協議を開始。今後、警視庁と3者で連携し、実態解明を進めるとみられる。

  • cheap and 100% activation windows 7 product key,office 2010 product key.buy product key to activate can save your money.

    http://www.salekey.net

    http://www.windows7keysale.net

  • 11.I believe this really is excellent information. Most of men and women will concur with you and I ought to thank you about it.

    12.Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, thanks .

  • Sunglasses convey a huge quotient of style in your whole personality that is certainly something one can’t manage without, but given that a person believes in updating itself down to the buzz goes.

  • That is amazing!!! I love the ruffles!! It is so girly and cute!! I wish I knew how to make things over like that! Every time I try it is a disaster!!!

    mavielamode.blogspot.com

  • What inspiration! The new dress is gorgeous, and it will definitely make me look twice at some things in the thrift store.

  • Very nice restyle. I’ll take a scoop neck anyday.

    <3 Danielle

    http://inspireddays.blogspot.com/

  • That is incredible! I would have never thought of that! And such a cute end product!

    <3 Deanna

    of: http://barefootblogginglove.blogspot.com/

  • Aww I love Keiko! She always comes up with the cutest outfits!

    http://www.moonfaceon.blogspot.com

  • that’s amazing! free people had a dress (victorian lace loves dress) that was about $110 and SO similar to that, it’s insane!! beautiful creation!

    xx

    www.dragonnfruit.com

  • amazing!! So cute.

    http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/winter-escape-aruba.html

  • I want to go to the thrift store right now to buy a less than perfect lace dress and make it into a new cute one! Great idea!

  • There are some seriously talented chicks in this world! This post makes me want to make a thrift date and learn how to finally sew. Very lovely!

  • this is probably my favorite one so far! such a good idea. I’m going to have to keep my eye open for old lace dresses now 🙂

  • This is really inspiring! I wish I had these kinds of skills, but I’m sure at my current level it would take me much longer and not turn out nearly as cute. Love it! <3

  • So darling, and I’m so impressed! She describes the transformation as if it was a total breeze- I can’t even imagine pulling that off! Fabulous ReStyle 🙂

  • I love keiko she’s one of my favorite bloggers. this dress turned out beautifully.

  • That is stunning, Your blog always makes me want to run & get out my sewing machine, problem is I’m not really sure what to do with it:D

    C

    xx

  • I wish I could sew, there are so many potentially cute outfits out there in the world!
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

  • Wow, that is an amazing transformation! She is absolutely beautiful too!

    xoxo~Meg

  • wow! i didn’t even know you could DO things like that!! haha need.to.go.thrifting!

  • This is lovely! The ‘after’ dress looks so similar to my mother’s late 60s wedding mini dress (and similar to the style I want for my own wedding this fall!). Love!

  • This is ahhhmazing! Hoping to become this skilled one day!

    www.thestylefront.com

  • Wow, this is so amazing! I feel like being able to do things like this opens up your wardrobe (and shopping) so much. Hopefully someday I can learn this process, from visualization to sewing to end result.

  • Keiko is so pretty and talented! I’ve been following her fashions since the Livejournal days – I LOVE what she did with this dress, it turned out super cute.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.