Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fabulous in flowers

This just might be my greatest accomplishment so far.  I picked up this dress at a thrift store last week for $2.00.  I didn't have much of a vision for it at the time but I was pretty sure I could do SOMETHING.

Basically, it was too big and too...old.  I had to completely rework this dress.  I removed the sleeves, hemmed the bottom, took in the sides and waist, and created a whole new neckline.  The outcome?

I honestly surprised myself.  I love, love, love this dress.  The bad news: I already ripped it.  That's why my right hand is strategically placed on my waist in this picture.  It's not the kind of rip that is repairable either.  I guess that's what happens when you're wearing 30-year-old cotton clothing.  Oh well.  I still feel great about what I did with it and look forward to my next project.


  1. 1. The first picture made me laugh so hard!
    2. You did such a great job! I can't believe that is the same dress. You did an amazing job!
    3. I'm sad that it ripped! :(