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Bright and boho vintage dress refashion – part one

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This boho vintage dress! It’s vintage, probably from the 60s, and originally belonged to my coworker’s boyfriend’s cousin’s mother. It was given to my coworker a while back and unfortunately it didn’t fit her. And because she felt bad just leaving it in a closet (I mean, just LOOK at how awesome it is!), she got permission to give it to me to create something special for her boyfriend’s cousin. Here are a few more “before” photos, so you can get a closer look at the colors!

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I took out some of the seams to get as much flat material as possible, and got to work on a big hobo style bag. It was really the only thing to do with the big awesome pattern and bright bold colors of the material!

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I had some dark grey material on hand, which was perfect for the lining.

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Here’s an “in-progress” photo:

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I was able to use the sash as-is for the strap on this purse. Score! I decided not to cut it, but instead sew it in one side, and sew to the other side, then wrap it and loosely knot it like a scarf.

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Here are the “after” photos:

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Can I just say, I was literally “THISCLOSE” to not giving this one back. I just completely love the look, the colors, and everything about how this turned out! Tell me what you think in the comments.

There was some material left, and I couldn’t let it go to waste so stay tuned for part two of this redesign – coming up next week!

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