A new remake in the bag for today!! I found this white collared dress with black buttons and immediately saw the potential for color!!
I loved the weird pockets up top! Not quite sure what I'd put up there, especially when the dress is white and see-through in this area. Also, who wants a bulky bosom??
I got together with a few friends and had a dye night, using a mix of the bottom three for our batch of goodies!
Time to get dyeing!!
We set up the machine for a hot water bath and tossed our wet pieces in. (You always want to make sure your pieces are fully saturated so that the dye blends evenly onto the fabric.)
Post wash, we added our goodies into the dryer and got to working!
I loved the lines at the top of the dress so in staying true to the original structure of the piece, I began to remove the sleeves. I followed the seam that went along the upper pockets on a diagonal and removed the stitches.
Little by little, I got my sleeves off!
After both sleeves came off, I pinned down all my edges and sewed everything in place. I also took in about an inch right under each of the armholes to make the bust area less billowy.
After all my dyeing and sewing, my dress was ready to go! I wanted to streamline the black from the buttons so I grabbed my black Betsey Johnson heels, a skinny black patent leather belt, a patent Trina Turk clutch, and a pair of slightly vintage Fendi sunglasses that have been in my collection since college, to complete the look. Those are considered vintage, right? :)
I also paired the dress with a black camisole so I could keep most of the buttons open.
I'm loving the light shade of the blue paired with the black too. It's a nice mix of soft with edge. The pairing of black gives the dress less of a daytime feel too!
I wish I had somewhere more fun to wear this to today instead of a stop to Target for face wash and Trader Joe's for some groceries!!
I think a round two will be happening this coming weekend!