The Vintage DIY Overhaul Edit

I purchased this dress a few week ago, while searching for new vintage pieces for my Etsy shop…it was in a pretty bad shape. The fit was horrible because the top was way too big for the bottom. It was literally falling apart but I still knew I could do something cool with it. Besides it was so glamorous…pictures don’t do it justice. It was a beautiful silk dress with delicate beading all around the bottom of the skirt with beads, crystals and sequins. It reminded me of a 50s Dior creation with its exceptional workmanship. Obviously, this piece has been around for a while, because it was starting to fall apart. I knew I needed to save it, overhaul it and turn in into a nicer, more useful piece.

Sooooo, here’s how I decided to disassemble this dress: I undid all the seams, then I separated the top from the bottom to turn in into a midi skirt. I then gently removed the beads at the bottom and sequins to be able to cut the hem to the proper length. I used the top to make a waistband. I removed the pink pink crystals from the hem and added them again all over the front of the skirt.

Annnd, I added pockets, because pockets are everything in a skirt!

After working on it and fixing it…this is how if came out:

I totes loved how it came out. I made a super cute skirt, that you can wear to any party or event. It has the right amount of glamour and the right amount of sexiness and feminism. I am absolutely in love with the fit, it’s just perfect and the pleats are awesome. The beads give it va va voom and allows it to shine in the most delicate way. It’s a skirt that you can dress up or dress down. I decided to wear it with a slight edge, because why not? I always prefer to make my outfits a little more badass!


What I wore:

-Danier leather jeacket.
-Vintage skirt (made by moi!).
-Entreprenueur Bitch tee.
-Zara heels.
-Colorful thirfted sunglasses.
-Antique metal clutch bag.

This has to be one of my favorite looks, simply because it’s super me. It’s a mix of lady, a mix of confidence and a mix of badass. It’s a mix of vintage, of thrift and of modern. It’s how I like it. Vintage always allows you to express yourself in uniqueness because you will not find 2 of the same piece…and that’s how I always want it to be. I kinda get annoyed when I am in a room with someone else wearing the same piece as me. Not being a queen B, but I just like to feel a little more unique and special.

So, if you find a vintage or thrifted piece you like, allow yourself to work on it and make it your own! Don’t be shy, let your creative juices flow.


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