{Before + After} Vintage Floral Dress | Thriftanista in the City


{Before + After} Vintage Floral Dress

I loved this vintage floral dress before the chop. I love it even more after surgery. I found the dress at one of the grimier thrift stores.  I really liked the Hawaiian floral print. It's purple and it has suede cutouts. It fits me very well. No rips or stains. I heard the thrift angels singing with this one.

before and after vintage floral dress refashion

shorten length on dress

I checked to see how much they wanted for this stunner. Prices usually run in the $3 - $5 which works for me. I was prepared to take my treasure home.

Sad face. There wasn't a construction paper price tag on it. Seasoned thrifters know what that means. 

It would have to be priced before it could be sold which is a 24 hour process at Village Discount. I had to leave the dress behind with my name on a torn sheet of paper with some very unhelpful employees.

dress worn with fall layers

I feel rather fortunate that it was actually priced and waiting for me to pay when I arrived the next day. They wanted $6.50 for it. Overpriced but whatever. I loved it.

That was over a  year ago.  Earlier this year,  my Instagram family agreed that I should chop it! Well, I finally got around to doing it.

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I cut some length and fabric glued the hem because I'm lazy. The glue is suppose to hold permanently. I like it so much that I'm going to sew it. Eventually. I'd feel better with thread to secure and the hem will be a lot smoother.

Later. Later. Says the procrastinator.

There are non-functional buttons on the sleeve edge. Those have been snipped.

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I considered shoulder pad removal too because they're so big but I like them a lot. I pinned a few larger than life shoulder pads to validate my decision. I'm keeping my footballer shoulders!

vintage floral dress worn with a sweater
THRIFT scarf - Kwai vintage dress - Hinge sweater AMAZON Betsey Johnson booties

Which one is better? Before or after?

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JuleneTheGypsy said...

Fantastic job! That waistline is very flattering and you styled it perfectly!

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Madam Too Much said...

I really like the short version better on you & you have great legs to show it off.

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

Definitely love the shorter the version!

Ashleigh said...

Oh yes, the chop worked wonders for it! I love that you can get away with tights and a sweater now. I think I'll have to move to Atlanta next!

Thriftanista in the City said...

We had a cold spell here too! It's been heavy coat weather but it's nothing like Chicago! I'll take it.

Djebe said...

That is cute!! I really like the shorter version better too, makes me miss my sewing machine so much...I need to convince my mother in law to send it to me or I will have to buy a new one.

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