If you've been following along with my Instagram stories for the last few months, by now you probably know I'm the queen of turning vintage maxis dresses into minis. When I'm thrift or vintage shopping, I often find a lot of dresses from the late sixties with amazing prints, but are ankle length, which is just not my style at all. Since I can't pull of the prairie dress look, but can't pass up the print, I end up chopping several inches (sometimes up to 16") off the bottom and turn it into a mini dress.
Lexi from Lexi Goes Thrifting, who is one of my Instagram pals, reached out to me and said she'd love to send me a dress to deconstruct. Lexi is a vintage seller and blogger. You can check out her blog and Etsy shop here:
Instead of just chopping off the bottom as usual, I knew I wanted to make something out of the excess fabric, so I decided to go with a wire headband. I put up a step by step DIY on my Instagram stories, and will keep it in my story highlights if you're interested in trying this sewing tutorial for yourself!
Dress: c/o Lexi Goes Thrifting
Ring: FlowerMoon by Kittoune; Tights: Target; Shoes: LF/Life
Location: Hoboken, NJ