I'm featuring another one of your pieces today, yay!! I've been crazily hammering out final book edits due Monday that I've been away from the sewing machine this weekend! I do have some fun stuff coming up this week after my 4am late night work fests (yes, that's plural) conclude in another day :) Today's piece is from Natalie, a super chic college gal from Wisconsin!
The thought of altering clothing never occurred to me before I read your blog. Since then, I've been taking a stab at fixing some of the pieces in my closet that were close to fitting but not quite right. I hadn't tried altering a piece just for the sake of it until I came across this at the thrift store - 100% silk, gorgeous color and pattern, and at $1 the price was right for a little experimentation.
I love this thought - I know it can be daunting to cut a dress or shirt up, but when you can get a piece on the cheap, it makes it way easier to test the waters.
Let's see how Natalie's experimenting goes!
Here's a little close up of that gorg fabric...
I removed the collar and sleeves, shortened the dress, and redid the neckline.
Now, I have a wonderful dress, and thanks to you my closet has so much more potential to be exactly how I want it!
What a beautiful transformation!! Adjusting the neck and shortening the piece can make all the difference. I love that there were pockets in front too - it looks just like a piece you could find at Urban Outfitters. Way to rock it out Natalie - thanks for sharing!