I fell in love with this Marni outfit after seeing it on model Lakshmi Menon(Stunning) in the May Vogue. Go grab a copy if you haven't yet, great issue and models on the cover, whoo!
It made me remember this vintage dress I have tucked away for a future store/sale. I love the pattern, but unfortunately the fit didn't work for me. I'm short waisted, so the patterned part looks like it ends right below my chest, and the hem ends at my calf, which is never very flattering.
So now I'm thinking of having the top portion removed and making it a long patterned skirt to wear this summer. I'm always hesitant to hack up anything vintage, even if I think it is ugly, because there might be someone out there who loves it just the way it is. Also I think you have to remain true to the era of the item, or it looks as if you forced it to be something it isn't.
I'm going to mull it over but feel free to add your thoughts.
Detail Shots of the pattern:
Image of Lakshmi from TheFashionSpot.com