Tuesday Remake

Feb 5, 2013 | 35 Comments

My face says it all…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

BEFORE

I loved the color, especially with my new red hair, but the rest of it was just boring.  I did like the cute ruching detail by the shoulders too, but all in all I just wasn’t feeling it.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

Blerg.

Time to make some ch-ch-ch-changes!

First off, I’m removing that collar!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

Taking the collar off!!

I love that the tag is in French, however the meaning just doesn’t fly anymore.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

Sans Age? Really? You designers are going with ageless for this one?

I’d just call it sausage.  Yeah, that’s not-so-secretly how I read it the first time I saw the tag.  My mind’s always on snacks.

I pinned the new neck without the collar…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

Pinned Collar!

…and sewed it in place!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

New Collar!

I shortened the piece as well (taking it above the knees) and sewed down a new hem!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

New Hem!

With my stitches done, the dress was fini (en Français)!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

AFTER!

A matching belt came with the dress, however I couldn’t take all the red and switched it out for a brown leather one.  I added my flat boots, a thrifted brown floral brooch…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

Side View!

…some fun leopard print socks (a Kohl’s snag from when I was in NC over the holidays), and my fave vintage ring from a flea market on S. Congress in Austin.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

Accessories!

I ended up pairing this outfit with a sweater during the day because I was a bit cold, and then ended up switching the socks into brown opaque tights when it got dark out because I had officially entered the dripping nose stage.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Upcycled Dress  - Vintage

New neck in action!

I think that this piece really just needed some other colors brought into the palette.  With a neck tweak, a bit of length adjusting, and some styling, this dress has become something quite cute, n’est ce pas??

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