Sail Away {Makeover Monday}

Hi guys! It's been quite awhile since I showed a little makeover here on the blog!  While I do small alterations to most of the vintage I sell in the shop, 99% of the time I am working on a large pile of clothes at once and always forget to take before pictures!  For this darling sailor dress, I actually remember to take  before and after though, so without further adieu...
 So, the dress was pretty darn cute to begin with but the length and sleeves felt a bit frumpy.  I altered the hem and sleeves to make it a bit more modern and wearable.  What do ya think?!  It's now listed for sale in the shop here if you're interested!

I also want to say a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to R today! We went to the Denver zoo yesterday for an early celebration and the zoo people let him in for free, gave him a birthday pin, and even a certificate for free ice cream! I can't wait until he gets home from work so he can open presents!

Anyway, lots to do before we leave on our big Italy trip on Thursday!  I hope you're all having a great start to you week!  Oh and if you haven't entered my cardigan giveaway yet, please do so here!  We need about ten more entries for it to count! Thanks guys!
xo Hannah


  1. SUCH an improvement. Great job!

  2. Such a great makeover- I'm always a fan of shorter dresses. I love the cute sailor style! Sounds like a fun day at the zoo and I hope you guys have fun celebrating tonight! Happy birthday R :)

  3. It looks so cute! It's amazing what a little bit of alteration can do to make a dress more wearable. I would probably find a way to make the waist higher, since drop waists hit me awkwardly, but I love the way it looks on you! I need to get to finishing my alterations pile, man... so much stuff. Happy belated birthday, R!

  4. Wow, you really took all of the frump out of that dress! I love how it looks now.

    Happy birthday, R! Your zoo trip sounds like so much fun. Italy is so soon! Yay!


  5. i love your little sailor dress!

  6. I like how it is a subtle but powerful change with the alterations. Also, safe travels to Bella Italia! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  7. I really need a sewing machine so I can do alterations on my dress that I purchase from the thrift store.... so cute!

  8. Great job with the alterations, It looks wonderful! I am excited to hear how your Italy trip goes!

  9. The alterations look great! Have fun in Italy.

  10. Love the alterations you've made! Such an improvement :)


  11. Good job on altering the dress! I love sailor inspired items (in fact, I'm reminded of sailor moon right now!). Also, have fun on the Italy trip and take lots of photos :)

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  12. I love how you remade this dress, dear!


  13. Good job...you have an amazing talent. I like all things nautical and this dress is so it.

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  14. Wooo, you made this sailor CHIC! Also, I hope you're having the best time on your Italy trip. I'm following along on instagram for updates. :)

  15. thanks for commenting on my blog! this dress is SO cute. what a jewel :)