80’s Prom Dress Refashion

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Wow – June seriously flew by! Refashion Runway was awesome – I won the summer dress challenge and placed third overall. Thank you all who voted an supported over this past month!

I actually found and refashioned this dress I found at a community yard sale a few months before the competition started. The bows and puffy sleeves have clearly gone out of style but I saw a lot of potential in this one. The color was beautiful and the lace was beautiful and for only $2 I couldn’t pass it up!_1060251 SittingCloseUp

I definitely learned a lot refashioning this. In the past I’ve always shortened dresses from the bottom, but as I looked at the dress, I really liked the fact that it flared out at the end so I actually took some length out of the middle and added an invisible zipper to the skirt!ProcessPic
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These are the last of the pictures from our Maryland trip in June. We went to Havre de Grace, my grandparents live there and I spent a lot of time growing up. We had lunch with my mom at Coakley’s (my favorite) and then check out the boardwalk and lighthouse by the Chesapeake Bay.

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In other life related news, Paul and I are officially moving in together! After a long (and slightly stressful) search, we agreed on (or, maybe I should say he caved) and committed to a place. We start moving in a couple of weeks (photos to come).

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27 thoughts on “80’s Prom Dress Refashion

    • Thank you – glad to be inspiring, it’s the best part about the blogging, it allows you to be inspired and somehow be inspiring at the same time! I actually am lucky enough to have a semi-pro (also my boyfriend – so he’s slightly obligated) as my photographer, it definitely makes for nice pictures which help for sure!

  1. Another lovely refashion! I really like this one, you wouldn’t know it was from an old prom dress. I love the color of the fabric too. It’s my favorite kind of blue. 🙂

  2. wow i am impressed, i can’t remember susan and barbara wearing such frumpy dresses, makes me think it is older then you thought. you did a fantastic design change. have moved the black dress to the hamper, it probably hasn’t seen soap and water since early ’80s. i also need to get in the cherry chest and find the yellow sun dress. i haven’t forgotten you. had 5 nieces from Co. for 4 days (fun). 3 days later susan and family came for the 4th. they left early this am, as susan is flying to scotland this pm. as soon as i get the house squared away i’ll get a box mailed to you. hope all is well and your move in together is fun. love and hugs GM Sent from my iPad

    • Thank you! Maybe the dress is from earlier than the 80’s, I wasn’t entirely sure, I just know it is old! Excited to see whatever you send, I’ll definitely try to update them asap! Hope all is well with you too! ❤

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