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Le Blog de Sushi: Reconstructed sailor dress

Sunday, December 13, 2009

{ Reconstructed sailor dress }

Reconstructed vintage sailor dress, Target suedette wedges, bow hair clip, Chloe Edith inspired bag outfit @ Le Blog de Sushi

I went down to the beach today for some serious relaxing. I wore this vintage striped sailor dress that I found on Etsy for $10! The dress originally looked like it does in the below photo but underwent surgery as I didn't appreciate the footballer's shoulders and shapeless sack silhouette it gave me.

Vintage sailor dress before reconstruction @ Le Blog de Sushi

The process was quite straight forward and I'm really happy with how the dress turned out. First I unpicked the sleeves from the shoulders then hemmed the new arm holes. I cut off the useless string that tied around the hips and took in the bodice of the dress until it fit well. The collar buttons right up close to the neck, but I prefer folding it over so it creates a less overwhelming v-neck.

Reconstructed vintage sailor dress, Target suedette wedges, bow hair clip, Chloe Edith inspired bag outfit @ Le Blog de Sushi
Reconstructed vintage sailor dress, grey cardigan, Target suedette wedges, bow hair clip, Chloe Edith inspired bag outfit @ Le Blog de Sushi

I particularly love the little pink buttons and oversized collar that can be worn over or under another top, or with a ribbon tied into a bow beneath it.

♥ Vintage sailor dress via Etsy
♥ Target suedette wedges
♥ Black bow hair clip via chemist
♥ Three quarter sleeve grey cardigan
♥ Chloe 'Edith' inspired bag (not pictured)

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29 comments | Reconstructed sailor dress

Harriet said...
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Wow, such a transformation! Its lovely. Suits you really well :) xx

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Corinna said...
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love what you did with that dress, it looks so much better now!
i'm always a little afraid of refashioning clothes, because i'm afraid that they will end up looking worse than what i started with ;)

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auxpaysdesmerveilles said...
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The dress looks so lovely! I wish I could do that.

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Kb said...
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Cute dress, I agree that it looks a lot better. I love altering clothes once I get round to it, I have a pile in my room that is just waiting to be transformed.

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tonimacaroni said...
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i really love what you've done with this dress, it looks really good!

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grace said...
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great reconstruction...makes a huge difference! and ooooh, tarepanda!

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Cookie said...
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well done girl!!! it looks great :)
xo

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victoria w. said...
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lovely !

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Tariro said...
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Its awesome!

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bonjour said...
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that's amazing! it turned out really nice

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Diane said...
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Ooh, I absolutely love what you did with the dress! It looks so much sweeter without the sleeves and it's fantastic with the cardigan over it.

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the style spotter said...
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super cute!!

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Friend in Fashion said...
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Looks lovely sleeveless!

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x

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katthroatworld said...
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amazing! sooo cute! :)

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Lizzie said...
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It looks so cute!! That dress is perfect on you!

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Django et Coco said...
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OH! la! la! Miss Sushi! The dress is perfect with the gray cardigan! Amazing job! I really need to get more serious about adjusting/tailoring my clothes!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

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Jaime said...
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Such a cute dress- great find!

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michelle_ said...
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i love how you chopped the sleeves of the dress ! its soooo fresh and young now !

gorgeous as usual !

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fadetoblack said...
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im in love with the carpet!
is that weird?? haha

that second picture is perfection!!

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Lucie said...
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You've done it wonderfully, so chic! I also love your blog and photo's…can I ask what camera you use to take your pictures with?

Much love, keep being wonderful!

Lucie xxx

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Dylana said...
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I love what you did with the dress! It looks gorgeous!

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aelie said...
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Stunning dress!

aelie xx

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Daisy said...
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This dress is so perfect you look lovely in it!

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The Owl's Closet said...
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wow!! u did an awesome job with this dress! i love it!:D

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daisychain said...
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that is such a great dress!

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esme and the lane way said...
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What a transformation! It looks great :)

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KittyCate said...
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Gorgeous outfit! I love what you've done with the dress, I am so in awe of your creating/sewing abilities.
Where did you get the gorgeous little panda btw, I've always wanted one!

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bisou-joue said...
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OH girl I'm in love with your panda soft toy !!!

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Sushi said...
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fadetoblack - Haha you have no idea how many people comment on my carpet ;) x

Lucie - Thanks! I use the Canon Powershot SX10 (+ Photoshop). It's a pretty good mid-range camera and nice & easy to use x Sushi

KittyCate - I bought him from one of those Asian toy shops that sell Tarepanda, Hello Kitty, Totoro, etc... not sure what it's called though. Haha I'm surprised no ones asked me why I bring a Panda to the beach ;) x

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