Remake: Mint & White Dress

We might have found a new color palette pair fave!

Vintage mint & white dress

A little vanilla mint action, you could say? (Yeah, I've ALWAYS got my mind on sweets!)

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I loved the essence of this dress! There were a few things that needed some adjusting, but overall the structure was fab.

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I could do without the ruffles on the sleeve's edge, but we'll get to that! :)

I got my tools ready to go!

 A little behind the scenes action!!

A little behind the scenes action!!

The more I thought about the sleeves, I just decided to take them completely off!

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I used my seam ripper to take them both off and then pinned each new arm hole in prep for stitching.

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Got the sewing machine threaded with mint thread and finished the edges!

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Next it was time to adjust the waistline. The elastic that was currently there basically turned into ribbon after being there so many years - there was just no stretch at all! I removed the old and replaced with the new!

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I love when it cinches like this!!

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A few small changes here and there and we've got a brand new dress!

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I love the ribbed texture to the fabric and I think it stands out more with the sleeves gone! 

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I went neutral with shoes and paired the dress with my Aerosole heels to give it a fall-ish feel!

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I love the idea of adding a patterned cardigan to go on top!

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This one was all about fit and just simplifying what was already there. 

Vintage mint & white dress (Before & After)

I had a chemistry teacher in high school who was well versed in telling us to KISS - keep it simple, stupid. I'm not a fan of calling anyone stupid, so let's just keep it simple, stitchers :)

Marisa Lynch

Marisa Lynch is a published author and blogger who loves to craft, upcycle, and play dress up in vintage gear!