You may remember Emily’s most recent vintage revamp as well as her updated blazer.  This time Emily experienced what many of us have — we order something off Etsy and the clothing doesn’t come quite like it was in the pictures. I have dubbed this an Etsy Oops. Emily’s Etsy oops seems to be blessed with a 3rd boob. A look in itself but unfortunately not what she was aiming for.


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After looking at it for some time and trying to pin here and there, it was clear there was no easy fix. The dress was 1) cut off grain and 2) the right and left sides were cut unevenly and in the wrong shape.  The fabric was also stretchy, so there was no forcing it to do something it didn’t want to.  I decided it was best to re-drape the bodice rather than fix the original design.

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Since the right and left sides were uneven, Emily was cool with me re-draping the sides asymmetrically. In the end, you wouldn’t have known this had any issues to begin with.

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Now this dress is ready to be added into the regular rotation.

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About the author

Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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