So this dress is pretty limey green. Not only is the color bold…
…there are holes at the waist…
…and holes under the arm.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this until I was out and about and came across this Corey Lynn Calter dress…
Now I know exactly what I’m going to do!!
Lucky for me those holes at the arms were perfectly placed for me to remove just by ripping them off!! Both of them!!
And with those sleeves, I’m using them to help make little flutters at the shoulders, totally like the Corey Lynn Calter inspiration piece! I trimmed a strip off…
…then started pinning it around the tops of the sleeves.
Once the fabric was fully attached…
…I sewed the sleeves in place! (…as well as those pesky holes that were found all along seams in multiple areas!)
With the bones of the dress ready to go, I had to find some buttons. I had the image of Corey Lynn Calter’s dress on my phone so it would be easy to match! After some serious sifting, I found three perfect buttons!
I pinned the buttons in place to get an idea…
…and then unstitched the one inch seam right next to the buttons, with a seam ripper to really match.
Corey’s dress had button closures, so I decided to make my own out of elastic! Since I don’t have lime colored elastic in my kit, I colored some with a matching Sharpie from their 80s Glam collection!!
With the elastic colored and pinned in place along with the buttons, I began to work on some hand stitching to keep everything in place!
Once it was all sewed down, my dress was ready to wear!!
It was a super hot day, however this piece was totally breezy and comfortable to wear. I’m not gonna like, I still sweat my face off, however for being polyester it wasn’t as bad as one would think.
I loved the little buttons!
Sunglasses, a high bun that just wouldn’t stay high today, and my flips gave me a most chilled and comf ensemble.
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!!