The lovely ladies in my favourite charity shop put this groovy House Of Lavinia sun dress aside for me when it was donated last week. I was so excited when they showed it me I kissed them all.
It may have been three sizes too big but that was no deterrent, I'd ripped the seams apart, cut off the excess fabric and put it back together again before 8am this morning, all ready for it's maiden outing.
A few years ago I'd had dithered at the prospect of hacking away at a pretty vintage dress, how times have changed. Having a blog is such a brilliant incentive to get things done and show them off. Check out everyone else's DIY attempts over on Lakota's blog.
The weather's fabulous here today so I'm stripping down to my bikini and cracking on with the gardening for the rest of the day. Long may it last.
|1970s maxi dress (£1.25, Salvation Army), original wood platforms (£9.99, eBay), '70s Madeira souvenir basket (£1.95) and crazy vintage sunglasses (75p, both Acorns Hospice), Huge wood bangle (a gift from the fabulous Amie) and Ganesh pendant (handmade by the gorgeous Krista)|
See you soon!