I snagged this at the Goodwill in Charlotte when I was visiting my parents because I was OBSESSED with the fabric colors. I mean, this is like a box of Crayola crayons!! A big floral box of crayons!
Color aside, the rest of the piece was just not going to cut it on me in its current state. I liked the buttons, but they came up high on my neck, so I needed to make a few adjustments to make this summer wardrobe-worthy!
Time to get out my seam ripper!!
I played around with the top of the piece for a bit before I decided to turn it around! There were three awesome seams on the back – one down the center and the other two making about a 15 degree angle on each side – and that’s where my inspiration came from.
I wanted to open this area up a bit so I used the seams as my guide… I put down three pins marking the area that I wanted to remove fabric from.
I took my seam ripper and began removing seams until I hit the pin marks, folding the material on each side of the center seam under.
I loaded up my sewing machine with some thread and restitched seams on the front of the piece!!
A few easy adjustments and using the matching rope belt that came with the dress, I was ready to go public!!
I love the way the new neck looks!! It’s super feminine and totally works with my stark white skin and the pretty melony/reddish/pink/yellow/green florals.
I tied the belt and did a little untucking to give a little shape at the waist.
The buttons down the back are awesome too now! I like them WAY better on this side of the piece!
I got excited to spend the day in the sun and took my dancy feet…
…to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). I finally got to see the Stanley Kubrick exhibit…
…before it closes next week (could I get any more last minute???).
I had to document the costumes…
I’m going to have nightmares about these guys tomorrow…
It’s really amazing to get so close and personal with things that you’ve seen over and over in film. Being there in person was incredible!
After Kubrick, there was time spent enjoying the spaghetti strings, aka “Penetrable” by Jesus Rafael Soto.
It was just me and the kids hanging in the yellow strings…you know, like you do when you’re in your 30s
Time to kick off the new week! Happy Monday, friends!