Seventies Floral Reconstruction

Today, I bring you this fabulous floral dress from the 70s.

This was a $1 thrift store find from a while back—probably around Thanksgiving. I was drawn to the print and the neckline. The colors are much darker than they appear in the picture below.

I have several reconstruction projects that I will only have before and after pictures for, and this is one of them.

It was a quick and easy reconstruction though. I already liked the neckline and the shape of the dress. So I just removed the sleeves, shortened the length and brought the waist in a bit.

Forgive the angle of these shots; they make me look shorter (if that’s even possible) and squatty. Hubby was taking them for me, and there’s a significant height difference between us. 😉

I just bought those brown boots for $15. 😀 I’ve been looking for some boots like these for a while. It certainly pays to wait and find the right pair. They go well with the brown color that’s in the print. I know that some people don’t like the combination of brown and black, but I have no whims about it.

This dress is more of a fall look. However, I like to wear most of my outfits all year long, and this dress is pretty versatile. So for the winter, I wear this paired with my black wool jacket and a scarf. In the spring and summer I can pair it with a belt and flats, or sandals.

About Becca

I am a self-taught seamstress, and I love to create unique women’s clothing. This blog is a record of the hodgepodge of sewing projects that occupy my time. Reconstruction projects are my favorite, but I also create clothing from my own designs using both recycled and new materials.
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4 Responses to Seventies Floral Reconstruction

  1. I love it, and it proves that you can do very simple changes and get a whole new look. Also, I like your “multi-season” philosophy. You can do a lot changing from boots to flats, adding tights/leggings, or adding a sweater or jacket. keep it up!!

    • Yep, a little change really can make a big difference. I’m glad you’re a fan of the “multi-season” wardrobe too. 🙂 It makes perfect sense to get as much wear out of clothing as you can. It gives you more options throughout the year as well. When I start to get a little bored with my wardrobe, I like to just mix up the accessories and layer.

  2. Laurie Laffoon says:

    So cute!! I love the boots too!

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