Saturday, November 19, 2011

Take one slightly daggy vintage dress


a little bit Laura Ingalls...
a little bit Laura Ashley


Search for your trusty not-so quick unpick (oh that's right, you've got one here)


Remove those little black ribbons, that scratchy nylon lace and those home-made shoulder pads (scarily made from crepe bandages) Roll up the sleeves (waaaay easier than sewing) Add a tan belt (another no-sew fix), chuck on a pair of wedges and...

Voila!
    
the perfect
(I'm gazing adoringly at our new paving, in case you're wondering...)

Summer

Maxi.

And that my friends, is more than enough of me for one night...possibly for EVER!



x

31 comments:

  1. Never say never, Kylie. You look fabulous in that dress. xx

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  2. THat looks fantastic Kylie! What a great rejig! and "hello" to you gorgeous lady :)
    PS. Thankyou SO much for my gift! It is stunning and perfect and you are lovely xxx

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  3. You are STUNNING Kylie, you should appear on your blog more often. Seriously, I'm beginning to get a complex at how stylish all my favourite bloggers are. You did an amazing job on that dress, and your swan agrees!
    xxx

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  4. You're a visionary! Nice job, you look beautiful.

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  5. You look beautiful, and such a clever job on the dress, it really does suit you xx

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  6. hello supermodel!!! you look fab!.... and well done on the dress-rescue; what WERE they thinking with the lace and stuff??? x

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  7. Very sweet dress.
    Oh and by the way you are GORGEOUS. X

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  8. Hi Kylie, wow you look great...and I am drooling over your cement swan planter!

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  9. That dress looks absolutely lovely on you Kylie,
    and the paving is pretty nice too! *lol*

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  10. Wow - fabulous makeover!
    YOu are one stylish lady.

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  11. Kylie, you are so gorgeous! You did a wonderful, quick job with that dresss! Amazing! What a great post. I love seeing blog people.

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  12. Kylie you are stunning! I love the dress on you, perfect! More pictures i say :o) Scarlett x

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  13. You are so clever Kylie - who would have thought that dress would turn out so well! It was nice to see some photos of you - you look lovely. xx

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  14. LOVE it! you look so beautiful. the colours are perfect and the tan belt and wedges are icing on the pretty dress cake. love!

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  15. This is fabulous and a great example of what I'd call a make-UNDER. Great work with the unpicking!! :-) Looks lovely on you too. You have such nice hair!

    Jem xXx

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  16. Great fabric Kylie love a long summer frock....you look fabulous!

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  17. Swoon * Kylie you look gorgeous!! It's amazing how much better that dress looks with less...great job :)

    Xx

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  18. Yay you did an outfit post! Just after you swore you wouldn't he he. It looks gorgeous now, perfect for the Summer weather heading our way. I love the no sew fixes much quicker and easier.

    xx

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  19. While I do think your dress re-working was very clever, with looks and a figure such as yours you'd make a burlap sack look hot!

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  20. The dress is pretty - excellent makeover - you are lovely and those swan planters are unbelievable. I love them. :)

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  21. Wow - looks great. Good that you could see how it would look without the "bits".
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  22. Hi Kylie - yesterday I was given a One Lovely Blog Award and asked to nominate 5 other blogs in return. Your has always been one of my all time favourites so I just had to include you. I hope you don't mind that the award is such a cutesy one - what I wanted to convey was how much I enjoy visiting your blog. The details are on mine if you want to check them out - Sharon xxx

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  23. Why on earth aren't you appearing on your blog more often, Kylie? You're GORGEOUS!
    And you've done a great job with the frock, it looks lovely. Like you!
    PS. My daughter is looking over my shoulder and just said, "who's that? She's very pretty"!

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  24. I love your outfit and these pictures, you look so good, that dress is really beautiful, the color, the length, the shape are all perfect. You are so beautiful; also those shoes are pretty awesome! Your blog is lovely by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  25. Looking good! I would have written that dress off, amazing job!

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  26. Superb effort, that dress looks so lovely on you and those shoes are glorious too.melx

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  27. Amazing what a little snipping can do! Found you from http://sharonssunlitmemories.blogspot.com/

    Diane

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  28. You've got great vision as I would have walked straight past that dress. It looks fabulous on you!

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  29. It's gorgeous! And you make a gorgeous model!

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  30. Kylie! You are beautiful!! And so is that dress! Why haven't you done more outfit posts?! You'd put the most amazing outfits together!

    x Aliya

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