Too much of a good thing can be, well, too much. Bridgette came to us with exactly that problem. She’d found a tunic in a beautiful shade of mulberry, but it was SO shapeless and just overwhelmed her figure. Luckily, she had an idea, and came to us 🙂


We started by chopping the dress in two, and hemmed the top off into an adorable crop top. Then I finished off the waistband of the bottom half of the tunic, creating a knee length elastic waistband skirt. Super comfy AND cute 🙂

In this case, two was most definitely better than one!

Before – ripped armpit detail



After – separates!




After – so many possibilities!


Do you have an amazing vintage piece that needs some modernizing?  We will take the special attention to make sure they stay timeless classics.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at and we can help brainstorm!

*Tailoring by appointment only, closed Wednesdays and Sundays.

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