Monday, 31 August 2009

Modifying my eBay dress


I was very excited yesterday after receiving a nice parcel in the post containing this dress! I won it on eBay for £3.20 (bargain!). Unfortunately, when I tried it on it came down past my knees and desperately needed a bit of modification. As usual, I cut it off way too short and extremely wonky, so I decided the only way to save it was to add this black band around the bottom.

I quite like the effect, and I think/hope it has made the dress look a lot more expensive.

I was going to wear it with mustard yellow tights but I was a bit unsure. What do you think?

My mum's old watch. You have to wind it up every day!

I am completely in love with my new shoes. It's amazing how much extra confidence a small heel can give you!

Sadie xxx

39 comments:

silvia :) said...

Seize him in view of a brilliant toke and it is personal in addition ... I am charmed with a little kiss

Suzanne said...

cute! lovely dress :)

Carrie said...

The dress is lovely, I like the black band round the bottom, makes it look much more polished.

iheartvintagex said...

Amazing blog post again :) and you're so pretty! xxx

Saorise said...

I love your dress and shoes! Amazing outfit :)

Vintage Vixen said...

It looks beautiful as it is,
and I love what you did to it.
Definitely looks fancy!

♥ Indie Cindy ♥ said...

Oh i love it, think it will look nice with some mustard tights, im afan of the colour tigths!

fröken lila said...

mustard yellow and purple sounds really good. i'd love to see it! but this combination works nicely as well...

amyyyyy. said...

I actually love that dress! And the black band makes it look even better! How did you find it on ebay? I can never find anything worth buying! It'll go really well with mustard tights :) Oh and them shoes are gorgeous!

xxxx

Kate said...

I love the black band and the collar is so cute!

Lemondrop Marie said...

So resourceful and fashioable. Lovely.

Marmelindela said...

So so lovely! I think it will look very good with mustard yellow tights. I love mustard yellow tights. You always manage to get such bargains! Don't you think you get a much better feeling when you bought something for so much less than it is worth?

Your shoes are cute!

Parapluie said...

Oh, it looks lovely! I love the colour and the black band looks very nice with it!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi what an adorable watch! Sharon xx

Dotti said...

I love the idea of combining it with mustard. But it's absolutely fine as it is actually. Adorable, girl!

Em x said...

Fab tights, mustard tights will look great!

suzie said...

i really like the shoes and dress and i think it will look great with mustard tights too! xoxo suzie

T'Nealle said...

wow amazing job

Lauren said...

Love this outfit! You're adorable!

Amelia said...

I love the collar and the black band actually looks really nice. Nice save! I think it would be great with yellow tights :)

delicate diaries said...

oh your blog is so lovely!!! I shall link you up on mine! xxxxx

Anouk said...

Your shoes are perfect.
Thanks !
See you.

coco. said...

I like your shoes and your blog! :)

La Fée said...

ooh that dress is so pretty! I love the collar especially :)

Anna said...

beautiful dress and love the shoes! i think it will look really good with mustard tights. Love your style!

Svenja said...

The outfit is really lovely.
Haven't you been to Amélie's cafe? If you want to I can tell you the Amélie places in Paris. Maybe I should post about it, I was almost everywhere! I am such a big fan.

Dannie said...

that dress is sooo adorable and babydoll ;) even the color i love :)))

Sarah said...

The dress turned out lovely. That black band was actually the first thing I noticed, in a good way :)

Joezehh said...

the whole outfit looks absolutely gorgeous... and go for mustard yellow tights! i think they'd look pretty good! although knowing me i'd stick with woollen, ribbed grey ones to stick with the old wartime effect the dress has.
love those shoes :)
thank you very much for your comment.
x x x x x x

Little Bo Peeep said...

Woah! That's a very good bargain. I love the dress, it's really cute you look like a living doll :D hahahahah!

and the shoes, where did you get them!?

jip said...

What a pretty dress!

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Gorgeous! I think mustard tights would look fabulous with it.

maçã said...

You're outfit it's just lovely, but I'm specially in love with your wacht! I call it "grandmother wacht", because my granny have one like this. I'm looking everywhere for one like this, but I can't find it.

Polly Farthing said...

I'm just catching up with your posts as I recently moved house and you have the sweetest style! Absolutely loved all those outfit pics and that checked dress is amazing! Nice work with the dress - it looks lovely. Yellow tights - oh yes yes! Polly x

Jolien said...

I think you should were it with the mustard tights, I think that might look good. But why don't you post a photo wearing the dress and the mustard tights? We could advice you;)!

Jamie said...

Yes at yellow tights! The dress looks lovely!

Christina said...

I love everything you're wearing, from the little collared dress to the old watch to the adorable oxfords!

nonsenseofthetruth said...

I just 'discovered' your blog and I like your outfits! That dress! Your coat! Your shoes! beautifulbeautifulbeautiful! x

lazymanxcat said...

love the dress! i think you should definitely try it with your yellow tights. i'm imagining a Gossip Girl. :)

lovin' your blog.
loves.
the manxcat