Friday, 12 June 2015

The Slovenly Seamstress


Take a vintage maxi dress. 


 Unpick the centre seam from the hem, stopping when you get to around 4 inches below your crotch line.


Turn the dress inside out and pin the open front seam to the open back seam, creating legs.


Machine (or hand) sew along the pinned edges, turn inside out and ta...dah!

Vintage dress courtesy of Gisela. Inspiration from Lynn .

A fabulous catsuit in under an hour.


I'm off into town for beer and dancing.

Have a fab weekend!

55 comments:

  1. Lovely frock turned catsuit. Enjoy your evening. xxx

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  2. Holy crap Vix that's looks ruddy marvellous! Nice one :p

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  3. Brilliant! And that's all there is to it (to quote Brucie on the Generation Game... Gawd, showing my age!)
    Love the print, the makeover, and you - have fun living it up tonight! xxx

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  4. Ta da indeed, my lovely! Nowt slovenly about that work, it's fecking fabulous! At some point there is going to be a sewing book with how to do scurtains, wastecoats and so on...oh yeah, and the use of pompoms.
    Have a delicious weekend and bop 'til y'drop.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxx

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  5. OH thats so cleaver ! Dancing queen !

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  6. Lovely makeover! Perfect for dancing! :)

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  7. Amazing !!!! And Ive been telling my friend Mel that I'm after a frock this weekend to do the same. Just my sort of instructions Vix thanks. I don't do precision. Have a fab evening xxx

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  8. Looking gorgeous! Loving the dress turned catsuit.

    Have a brilliant night and perfect weekend xx

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  9. Not slovenly but genius!!!! It looks mAaahrvellous dahling!!x

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  10. SO brilliant! I think I might give this a whirl with a couple of dresses I don't wear very often. Thank you! Have a fab time dancing. I'm confined to my sofa as I've got the dreaded lurgy, urgh! X

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  11. You will turn heads in that outfit for sure!:) and that cat suit seems perfect for dancing:)

    you do make this look so simple...I'm even tempted to try something like this myself:) should I dare? we will see.

    enjoy your night of beer and dancing....you look fantastic!!!!!!
    xoxo

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  12. How clever, it looks fab ❤ xxx

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  13. Fabulous!! Perfect for a night on the town - enjoy!

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  14. Thats brilliant , It really suits you too xxx

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  15. Look at that, and such a magical result! Enjoy the weekend. x/Madison

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  16. That came out so well! I'll be keeping my eye out for front & back seam maxi dresses. I would love to try this.

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  17. I'm still recovering from the fact I bought a pink dress even if it was for someone else ;-P

    Brilliant idea I approve!

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  18. Groovy baby, such a clever transformation and I'm liking those red shoes too. Ah look at puss cat on your dressing table. Have fun at the pub. x

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  19. Now you've got me thinking!

    Love you in pink : )

    Have fun dancing!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  20. Fabulous catsuit! Have a blast tonight. xox

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  21. Please share how your evening went.
    Coffee i son

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  22. So NOT slovenly! Creative, fun, thrifty, quick, colourful....You look fab! Great for dancing!!!

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  23. Right on! That is excellent. Looks great on you.

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  24. You are a genius kitty cat. I can't wait to try this.

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  25. Excellent!! Love the tutorial and the vicarious pleasure of hanging out with you!! Hope your night was fab. You look gorgeous. XXOO

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  26. So cool! You pull it off so well :-)
    And now you can move your legs to dance! Now to find a dress with front and back centre seams... Xo Jazzy Jack

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  27. Delurking to say what a bloody great idea. I love your catsuit. It looks fabulous.

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  28. Goodness me, that's so simple and so awesome. This will so be happening at my place.

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  29. It's a bloody brilliant idea and looks totally fab!! hope you had a riot! x x x

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  30. You look amazing as usual! Love the pretty catsuit and your big hair!!

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  31. So easily done and such a ravishing result!

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  32. Hot dog, jumping frog, Alberqueque! What a marvellous idea, looks way better as a jumpsuit. Bet you got a few favourable comments out on the town. Beer and dancing sounds great. Is that Polly Piglet sitting in your jewellery basket?! Xxxx

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  33. WOW … you are too clever … it's utterly fab.
    xx

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  34. marvellous idea! their kind of like culottes!

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  35. I think you and Curtise need to go out together in your matching jumpsuits! It's a clever idea and can be done the other way too. As a kid I used to turn jeans and cords into mini skirts, sewing the legs together. It gave me a wierd crotch bump though. Maybe not try that then... xxxx

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  36. Thanks for the quick and easy DIY lesson. I may get the courage to try this some time. You look totally aces in pink :)

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  37. How clever ! , and looks good on you ,have a great week best wishes Vix xxx

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  38. A recipe for a fabulous evening: beer, dancing and Vix in re-fashioned vintage pink! (But I'm hoping for a closer look at those green velvet court pumps snuggling against the toile curtains.)

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  39. What a fantastic idea! I'm not very good at sewing, but I feel that I could manage this much without messing it up. I know what I'll be looking for on my next thrifting adventure!

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  40. What a great idea, it looks fab on you! x

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  41. Hmmm, not sure how you'll get on without a properly shaped crutch, but what the hell! Fabularse fabric!
    Love Helga XXX

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