80’s Prom Dress Refashion


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

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.




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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