The amount of holes were astonishing!
The size of the holes were astonishing as well!
This was going to be a little game of "will this purchase really turn out a'ight?" Who wants to play??
To start off, I decided to dye this piece! There were some discolored areas that needed a bit of TLC so I added this into a hot water dye bath with some RIT Dye and it went from ivory to this lovely shade of blue...
After dyeing, my next tweak was to trim off the skirt part of the dress right where the big hole started!
With the bottom cut, I began to pin all the newly trimmed edges under...
...before stitching the edges. I went around the bottom of the piece a few times just to secure the knit.
It was time to work out the top of the piece next. Because of the multiple smaller holes that were in full effect, I first thought I'd go the asymmetrical route. After playing around with the piece and seeing that my first idea might not work completely well, I decided that I'd try to mend the holes by sewing each edge together. Guess what?? It worked like a charm!
I stitched up all the holes and had a brand new top ready to be paired with my grey jeans!!
The sweater is pretty sheer, so I added a grey tank underneath as well as a pair of blue Roxy heels, a vintage floral purse, and some floral rimmed sunnies from Urban Outfitters!
Even I was impressed with the outcome!!
I knew I'd make it work, but I just wasn't completely confident on this one. I think the massive amounts of hole-age really started to give me some doubts.
I prevailed, yippee!! Plus it just added to my spring fever, with all the floral touches! I still have the leftover skirt to work with...I'll keep you posted how that turns out.