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The Vintage Valley: Frump to Fun...

The Vintage Valley

The personal blog of a vintage & goodwill shopper

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Frump to Fun...

On my weekends i usually spend a little time fixing up dresses that i have op shopped during the week to pop into the shop.

I thought i would show you how simple it is to breathe a little life into old and somewhat frumpy dresses to give them a new lease on life!

I spotted this dress amongst a pile of polyester blouses and instantly fell in love with the collar and buttons the hem wasnt a bad length and i knew by removing the sleeves it would be instantly cute!

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Ta Daaa!! This literally only took me around an hour to take the sleeves off and its ready for the shop.

There are so many easy and simple ways to make a piece of clothing wearable again new buttons, raise the hem, take off the sleeves or even dye a different colour!

This dress will be up for purchase in the shop this week! I hope you like how the dress turned out as much as i did! Xx

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Blogger Unknown said...

This is so cute! You did such an amazing job! Also, your hair is fantastic in that bow! So cute!


January 20, 2013 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

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January 20, 2013 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Lovely colour! and the hairdo is very cute! (tutorial?!)

January 20, 2013 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Meg Eileen Carroll said...

my goodness, that one change has made the world of difference. Ah, that hair bow is so cute, tutorial perhaps? :D


January 20, 2013 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Well done, Ally! That dress is totally transformed and looks wonderful :)
xo Maria

January 20, 2013 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Ally said...

Thank you hun! Actually there will be a tutorial up on Wednesday xxx

January 20, 2013 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Jane said...

It looks SO much better! I love the colour, and as a sleeveless dress it's adorable!

January 20, 2013 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

your hair... lovely ;D

January 21, 2013 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Cute! I keep meaning to see more potential in clothes like this.


January 21, 2013 at 4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fantastic! Looks absolutely divine.

January 21, 2013 at 6:06 AM  
Anonymous We So Thrifty said...

Fantastic! I love restyles like this. A belt and some imagination has saved many'a vintage frock for me.

January 21, 2013 at 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Tasha said...

What a great find! The alterations really did breathe new life into that dress xxx


January 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM  
Anonymous 2nd street style said...

absolutely brilliant!!! You need vision to be able to work magic like this!!

January 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Ally said...

Thank you :) x

January 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Ally said...

Thank you xxx

January 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Hattitude said...

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wow your hair looks awesome ally! wish my hair was longer...and straight so i could do that! ha

talk soon wild child
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January 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM  

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