I gave you guys a little teaser of this dress last week.
Big time bib action on this one!!
Plus some shoulder pads that were large enough to be pillows on my couch!! OK, slight exaggeration…
This one is all about paring down. Time to get crackin’!
I brought this piece with me to work on while I was up in San Francisco last week. (I cruised up north to work on some fun Creativebug videos that I’ll share as soon as they become available!!) I packed it in my LeSportsac bag of clothes galore…
…which rivaled my monogrammed Skipping Girl tote in size, that was solely filled with my toiletries. Girl’s gots to have her beauty products when she’s road tripping and does not need to comply with travel carry-on rules! Full sized, all the way.
This vintage frock was packed in the weekender while my curling iron, shampoo/condish duo by Fat Hair (it’s vegan and it thickens my über fine hair), sat on top of my contacts/contact solution, toothbrush/paste, shine spray, moisturizer, sunscreen, makeup, and glasses. I was 100% prepared for a video shoot or a month stuck in the forest.
This was a little taste of my view driving up…
Once I made my way up to SF, I got to crafting during my down time. I began with that bib!! I just wasn’t feeling it, so I started on my journey of removing it with a seam ripper.
Once I got it removed, it looked just like this.
All I need is a little bit of padding and we’re ready for some football!! The draft is only a few days away…just sayin.
The new neckline was super clean, which I loved.
The large-ish shoulder pads came off next…
…and the length of the skirt followed.
I trimmed. I pinned…
There was some cool button work down the center of the back of the dress, so I decided to turn the dress around and wear the back as the new front!
I opened a few of the buttons and tucked under the fabric to create a makeshift V-neck.
Paired with an elastic, straw-colored belt and with the sleeves pushed up above my elbows, the dress had a sleeker and more cleaned up vibe.
Sometimes removing just one thing changes the entire look of a piece. I’m talking to you, bib!!
Love the comfort of this piece and you’d never guess that there was anything attached to the top of it!
I’ve got some fun things on tap for the week – more remakes and more giveaways! Speaking of, congrats to Carly for winning the UncommonGoods gift card. Check yo email, girl!