Beth brought in her mother’s dress to have it tweaked and updated.

revamped vintage profiles


It didn’t need much but in general there was just too much fabric!

vintage revamp before

We decided to raise the skirt hem and take in the sides on the bodice. For the final touch we hemmed the sleeves short and finished it with a band from from shirt hem scrap.


revamped vintage fashion

Now Beth has a great staple dress for her wardrobe, complete with sentimental value!

Do you have a family hand-me-down that you want to have revamped? Give us a call to schedule an appointment at  (202)567-7668 or email us at and we can help brainstorm!

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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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