Vintage repairs

A few weeks back I took a few of my dresses that needed repairs to the wonderful Nanna Sandom aka Splendid stitches. I left 6 of my dresses with her, and what can I say? She did a WONDERFUL job. I wish I had taken pics of the dresses before so that you can see what I had done, but these are just a few of them dresses I had fixed.

Now, I have a bit of a thing with altering vintage. I will only ever alter things that have been altered previously, and this was the case with all of these garments. If a piece is in really superb original condition I don’t like to do it as I feel that it “alters” the history of the garment.

This is my infamous giraffe print Horrockses. The back of the dress had been altered at some point and was incredibly messy. Look how great it looks now! I think I’ll be wearing this at Epsom festival of vintage…it should make me pretty easy to find.

This one had a new zip put in it. I think I bought this about 4 years ago and hadn’t got round to putting the zip in. I’m so happy to have this back in my wearing collection…I’m wearing this one tomorrow night so I’ll share pics of this properly on tuesday!

And this STUNNING Rhona Roy dress is one of my best recent purchases. This had been previously taken out, so I had it taken back in to fit me better around the bust.

If you need your vintage repaired visit splendid stitches website.

3 thoughts on “Vintage repairs

  1. Hi Liz, thank you for your kind write up! It was a pleasure working on your dresses and fret not, I have 'before' and 'after' pictures which I'll happily send over to you. They will also go up on the Splendid Stitches website and facebook page shortly.Thanks again – and will be happy to help with any other garments too.x Nanna, Splendid Stitches

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