This is the original dress.
|Notice my adorable dog in the background.|
I imagine the original owner wearing it with white heels and a banana clip. It caught my eye because the colors are really pretty and it has fun, little buttons on the shoulders. It even came with a belt. I'm so impressed that the belt stayed with the dress for all these years.
To start, I removed the shoulder pads. Then I took in the sides a bit. I also took a little length off the sleeves. This dress was screaming "mini" so my final touch was taking a foot off the skirt.
|My dog finds his way into pictures as much as possible. See his tail?|
I put my new dress on with an old belt, some leggings, and boots, and I was totally pleased with the result!
I'm pretty sure people pay a lot of money for stuff like this at Nordstrom and other such stores. I paid $2.50 and less than 2 hours of my time. Yay!