Retro Swimwear Portland by Popina has all the 40s and 50s swim styles for your 2011 Summer!
Popina Swimwear Downtown Portland (Pearl District, Westside, Beaverton, Lake Oswego) 318 NW 11th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209 503.243.SWIM (7946) Popina Swimwear NE | SE | North Portland (also serving Vancouver, Wa) 4831 NE 42nd Avenue (corner of NE 42nd and Alberta) Portland, Oregon 97213
Shopping for retro fashion in Portland is not a cheap endeavor. With the popularity of vintage styles in Portland, there’s more money in consigning to vintage shops around town. Buyers are showing up at stores like the Goodwill Bins early in the morning to get the best finds and turn a profit on vintage and mid-century dresses and shoes.
One thing I’ve noticed is that there are certain types of clothes they leave behind. Dresses with hideous shoulder pads and hemlines at the ankles aren’t quite stylish enough for the hip shops around town.
But, I’ve learned a couple very valuable, basic sewing skills to make bringing home these pieces worth it! Cutting off the sleeves and shortening the hemline is pretty easy as long as you know how to do a basic hem. You can turn unsightly skirts into stylish ones and ugly 80s dresses into cute ones!
Sally Jane Vintage Blog explains perfectly the same process as I use – it’s very simple! I don’t have any before pictures of my dresses, but “after photos” are to come!
Below are photos of Sally Jane Vintage’s dress makeover masterpiece!