This is one of the dresses I picked up at the thrift store for $0.59 on Tuesday.
This was a BIG dress. I don't think the picture does it justice. It was obviously a house dress but I intended to make it an out-of-the-house dress.
First I had to remove the pockets. They were sewn into the side seam so I had to remove them before taking the dress in at all.
So, I took the dress in about 3 inches on each side and hemmed it 5 1/2 inches. I tried it on and it still looked a little too house dress-y so I decided to create a v-neck.
Once that was done I put the dress back on and added a belt. Here's what I came up with.
Not too bad. It still looks a little more like a house dress than I'd like, but I'm fairly comfortable wearing it outside of the house. Especially since it's 100 degrees today!