Saturday, August 14, 2010

3rd Project- Sixties Stewardess Dress Alteration



After the fiasco of my second dress, I decided to take on something a little easier-- an alteration. I'd found this 60's stewardess style dress at a local thrift store for $5.00. It was many sizes too big for me and many inches too long. Quite frankly, it looked like a bad housecoat that I remember my mom wearing (sorry mom!).

So, I took that sucker to the sewing machine and with dogged determination, I was going to get something right. And guess what? I did! I took in the waist many inches and made it much shorter. I like it. Sure the hem's a little goofy if you look real close, but I'm my own worse critic.

Anyone know how to get rid of old dress smell? I tried to wash it. Still smells kinda funky.


  1. This is so cute!!! I love the picture hanging on your wall.

  2. @I BLEED PINK: Thanks for the compliment! The picture is an original painting by one of my favorite artists so I'll give him a quick plug too: He's great at that mod big-eyed look.