Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Vintage Root recyCouture

Both of these dresses started way back. The top one one started as a chemise from the 20s with problems, holes. The holes were appliqued over which forced design challenges. How to cover holes and balance the overall look without being obvious.

The bottom one was a 1930s dress that was getting fragile, possibly due to the lead in the dye. The top was cut from the bottom and given a tulle hemline. The skirt was adjusted with a stretch band top from recycled pantyhose. Works great now with retrograde charm

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