brick wall


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dress: etsy | belt/cardigan: thrifted | scarf: giveaway prize | shoes: uo

i purchased this dress last winter over etsy.
when it arrived i realized i did not love the length (hit about middle of my shin) but it was beautiful.
i sat it aside and hoped to get it to the right length before summer came.
fast forward six months later, it has finally been hemmed.
yesterday i decided to wear it. putting it on i realized that i had shed more winter weight than i had excepted and of course the fit is off.
my sewing skills are horrible but somehow i need to learn to take a dress in.






38 comments:

  1. i love the darling pattern of it! and phew i wish i had the issue of clothes being too bit on me ;) love the brick wall backdrop!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  2. what a pretty outfit!! you did a good job with the hemming - especially with that much to take up!!

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  3. I like the new length. Good call, for sure. And the head scarf is nice too.

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  4. I like the new length! And the pattern is lovely. You know, you could try safety-pinning it in for now...that's what I do with some of my dresses that re just a tad too big. That way you can experiment with the right angles to pin for the best fit, and so on. It works pretty well. :)

    And I love your shoes. :)

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    First Impressions
    Flying Ships Vintage

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  5. This outfit is so pretty and soft looking! It's amazing what hemming can do for a dress or skirt. I also love the colors of the scarf and heels!

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  6. i LOVE your shoes! And congrats on winning the giveaway : ) thanks for entering!

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  7. That dress is so pretty, it looks great at that length! I just started trying to take things in myself, and it's actually not too hard as long as the zipper is in the back. Side-zippered dresses have me totally stumped :p Have you tried looking up tutorials online? That's helped me SO much with altering my dresses :)

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  8. Wow you look amazing with your hair up like this!

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  9. Lovely outfit! Love the pattern!

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  10. Lovely outfit! Love the pattern!

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  12. i think its really pretty and what i love most is the shoe

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  13. So lovely!
    Those shoes are stunning, and perfect, I love love the colour!!
    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  14. I meant to comment on this earlier. Are your shoes mint green?? Love!

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  15. Loooove the little scalloped hem on the bottom of your top. And your dress has the daintiest print!

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  16. Such a pretty print! I have a dreaded pile of dresses in need of hemming, I must do it soon. :)

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  17. Im the same way!!! its takes me forever to get around to the mending pile. Loving these pastels on you lady, and those shoes!!! AH!
    x

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  18. I love your skirt, and I love, love love the little monkey in your blog header! Oh my goodness, he's just so cute!

    -Laura x
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  19. Very pretty outfit, I love your hair. You're blog is so cute!

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  20. This dress is lovely on you. Such a fickle thing losing weight is-- you're excited on one end (least I am) but then your clothes don't fit properly.

    I love these mint shoes, by the way.

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  21. i've been on the hunt for a beautiful brick wall such as this! you are a vision gee, sweet etsy score with a darling pattern. you've styled it extremely well, i wouldn't notice about it being a bit too big had you not mentioned it. excellent camouflage skills! xoox ♥

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  22. I loooove that sweater over your dress. And your shoes. And your hair. This whole outfit is maahvelous darling.

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  23. I love love LOVE how you've belted your cardigan, that is one of my favourite looks! I also need to learn how to take clothing in, I can hem okay but I have no idea how to make something 1 size smaller or bigger. Let me know if you figure it out! :D x

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  24. Gee you look so amazing! I love that dress belted like you have done!

    xx
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  25. lovely post¡¡¡ great pics :D

    i love your blog :D kisses from Mexico...

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  26. i love your style! its so vintagey and pretty

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  27. The pattern on that dress is beautiful, and it is just the right length now too!

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  28. I love your outfit - but the shoes jumped out at me the most! What a lovely shade of green!

    Jen
    House Of Jeffers

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  29. The print on your skirt is darling! I really need to take the plunge & hem some of my dresses but I'm scared I would mess them up terribly. You did a beautiful job at it:)

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  30. Gee. You are so gorgeous. That last photo is so lovely; it should be a painting! Girrrrl.

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  31. hey girl! cuuuute! great shoes, and the knit top with the skirt is adorable :)

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  32. I really need to learn how to take in a dress properly as well! I always mess up, and the inside stitching looks horrible. But you look ever so lovely! the print on the dress paired with the cardigan is a favorite of mine for the upcoming Fall weather.

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  33. Beautiful dress, gorgeous pattern! XX

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  34. you match the most pretty things together to make a work of art :)

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  35. nevertheless you look beautiful in the dress :) with the belt, you can't even tell it doesn't fit!!

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