The original piece I was going to work with got scratched today as soon as I walked outside and felt the warmth. Yeah, this weird winter heat is giving me spring fever!! I thought a fine piece to work with would be this floral wonder that Judith shipped out west.
"This piece came from a bunch of dresses that a neighbor handed my way. I've been such a fan of your blog that I've been inspired to do my own remakes and friends are giving me their old pieces to use! This dress was a bit too small, so I immediately thought of you. The print is pretty and the dress is fine, but I'm sure you'll make it a bit more fun, like you usually do. Thanks for all of the inspiration!"
Time to make a few small adjustments to work as my "yeah it's 74 degrees on January 8th" ensemble!
The first thing I did was remove the threads holding the strappy pieces to the front and to the waist. I wasn't thrilled with the placement and I wanted to change it up just a bit.
I snipped the ends of the straps where they ended at the zipper in back...
...and took the leftover hanging fabric strips and tied them into a pretty bow at the bottom of the neckline.
I changed the length and decided to go a little below my knees, so I could pair with boots and knee socks!
Completed, it looked a little something like this!!
l got to hang at the soccer fields with my family, watching my bro play...
...while pretending to be seven on the playground.
My mom and I rooted from the stands and enjoyed the setting sun in the background.
Such a lovely Sunday :)
Thanks for thinking of me and sending this piece my way J!!