60s linen dress reconstructed by Kaitlyn
Another successful sewing reconstruction with Kaitlyn last week! This one turned out so well! She turned a boring 60s linen dress from Salvation Army into a cute little dress with puffy sleeves, a v-neck back, and changed the detail to the front.
Before, looking like she's ready to take her kids to school in 1962.
She shortened the skirt about 6 inches.
She then used scrap fabric I had, took apart the dress using the original front flat for a pattern and made the detail brown instead of turquoise. She then changed the bow to her accent fabric.
Sewing interfacing to lower the neckline a few inches in the front and make the back a deep V.
Sewing the hem.
The dress was a tad short, oops. Maybe Kaitlyn's just too tall ha. It looks amazing!
I'm a little behind on my Kaitlyn posts, this was from early last week. I have another from last week, she turned high-waisted linen pants into shorts and made them her size. I'm going to try to post a few more tutorials this week. One on my New Years dress! I repurposed a prom dress from the 80s into an amazing little cocktail dress!