I have to admit, I am more often than not disappointed at the size of vintage clothing. It seems as if it is always too long, too wide, or something of the sort. I have been getting better at hemming things but that is as far as my sewing talents will take me.
I am always inspired by Rachel Red Lips, who deconstructs vintage clothing to make patterns. She really has a knack for it! She her latest pattern [here]
Last week I found someone who is taking vintage clothing re-do's to another level. From the blog IS LY Melissa hems and takes in and reconstructs vintage fashions like a pro. Here was my favorite before and after: Springtime Refashion
Click on the image to view the before. It is truly a stunning creation.
She also has four pages of before and after photos as well as tutorials! Find them [here]