365 Vintage Days: “Remodelled” Hawaiian dress

This is another outfit that I wore at the Midsummer Rock ‘n Roll Jamboree late June in Ellivuori.

An Hawaiian style sundress and bolero – obviously home made – which I purchased from the flea market at the Rockabilly Rave in June 2011.
The dress was made of a fantastic fabric, with the original metal zipper but was “shapeless”, more like a sack than a dress. It probably had been tailored for a much bigger person. So, I asked my friend Eija of VintagEija to alter the dress to fit me, adding an alterneck than can be used two ways (as shown and in the more “typical way”), and remodelling it into a nice – curve hugging – sarong style.
For this warm summer day, I also wore black ballerinas (repros… and a bit worn out now), and had a black straw purse and assorted color bakelite bangles and earrings.

365 Vintage Days

365 vintage days was a bet and a challenge. From March 2011 to March 2012, during 365 days, I published every day a new post with a different vintage outfit and had you witnessing the challenge. I have been buying and wearing 50’s clothing and accessories – most of it casual - for more than twenty years and I am still doing so. This blog now continues ...

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