I was super happy to find this dress at my favorite $1.00 thrift store.
The cutesy flower bouquet print isn’t my typical style, but I liked the cut of this dress. At first I thought it was 50’s vintage, but upon closer inspection the construction makes me think it’s an 80’s dress cut in a 50’s style.
Whatever…after a long week, I felt like frocking up a bit. 🙂
However, there was one problem. I found a few odd pink stains on the dress that I had to deal with.
Fortunately, these all came out in the wash (with a pre-treatment). You can’t see them in the “before” pics, because I wash every garment before I try anything on.
Now all I needed to do was give this dress a bit more shape. I brought the waist in a bit with a safety pin.
I loved the fullness of the skirt and really wanted to show it off. I took one of my crinolines (scored for $1 at a yard sale) and instantly upped the frouf factor! 🙂
Now I have a totally 50’s style dress that June Cleaver would be proud to wear! 🙂
8 thoughts on “Day 92: June Cleaver Dress”
Love it! You did this dress proud! Bravo!
I am a huge fan of your blog, and this has to be my absolute FAVORITE refash you’ve EVER done!
Very pretty indeed
LOVE how this dress turned out. Now you just need some kitten heels to complete the look 🙂
Lovely – my favourite period for clothing!
Cool project. Kept the integrity of the design. Great job!
I love these style of dresses! I wish you would have done more…but, love that you kept it as original. I also think I know what I want to refashion with you….hehe!
When I first bought it, I thought it would need more work, but I really loved the original shape! I found it right next to another dress that is true 50’s vintage and in mint condition that requires no work whatsoever. Crazy what you can find for $1! I can’t wait to do a refashion with you! 🙂