A close friend of mine gave me her old Hawaiian dress several months ago. It's a vintage blue Hawaiian dress she bought when she was on a holiday in Hawaii back in the 80's! I love old clothes.
|Before (left) and after (right)|
Unfortunately, the dress wasn't quite my style. Seeing that it's made of easy-to-deal cotton fabric, I decide to bust out my Elna and give it a modern twist. And here's the result...
All I did was cut the shirred top off and finished off the raw edge with a zig-zag stitch. Then, I shortened the skirt and added an elastic waist to it. Easy-peasy! It originally looked more like a holiday dress... as in something you would only wear when you're on a holiday. But now, it's more like a ready-to-wear item. This is definitely something I can wear often in hot and humid Singapore! x
|Wearing: Refashioned vintage Hawaiian cropped top and skirt, thrifted necklace and bag, ASOS platforms|
Labels: DIY, Hawaiian, OUTFIT, REFASHION, VINTAGE