A Brown Linen Dress With a Retro Look

January 21, 2013

Hello fellow sewers!

I’ve had this dress for a long time, despite its retro look it is not vintage and I didn’t get it at a thrift store. In fact, the department store I purchased it at is now out of business! One day when sorting out my clothes I came across this dress. I liked it but I had not wore it in ages, so I decided to get rid of it. Even thought it was messed up (the tabs sewn on to the dress were crooked, one of the sleeves were defective and it was really tight in the hip area) I was reluctant to get rid of it, I was sure I could make it work somehow!


Besides needing a good ironing, it appears there is nothing wrong with it, accept the tabs. If I kept the dress the way it was- it would be a strictly standing dress because it’s way too tight when I sit down and very uncomfortable.

So what did I do with it?


I decided to hack it off and made it a groovy top! Now I really like it especially with the belt. For a late 60’s look I’ve paired with some black taperd pants and flat black boots.

The Facts:

 Time to complete: 1hr

First worn: August 19th 2012 for the pictures 😉

Wear again? Yes!

Total Cost: Free

Sincerey, Vera


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