It is hard to find original vintage clothing from the 1960's and 1970's, I was astonished to see so many original pieces for sale in one place, particularly at such reasonable prices. I noticed that most garment labels were American, I can only assume bulk loads of vintage clothes are perhaps shipped in from the United States for the sales?
I found one dress that caught my eye, but knew I'd be removing its puffy sleeves. I appreciate that some people like the dress with puffs, but I have to be honest, I wouldn't have worn it as much as I will now those sleeves are gone.
:: Removing each sleeve is easy using a seam ripper. ::
I've zig zag stitched (could've over-locked, but didn't) over the unpicked raw edge, and using a needle and invisible thread (otherwise known as clear thread, which looks a little bit like fishing wire), to stay stitch the hem around the arm hole.
:: Before, puff puff ::
:: After, no puff ::
Better, yes? Her Royal Catness thinks so.
Shared with Lakota's Tah-dah Tuesday and Kaitlin's Refashion Friday