When I see "Golden Girls" in the first sentence of a submission, I'm hooked. There's nothing like finding a piece that's totally Blanche-worthy when you're out hitting the thrifty racks. Enough with the intrigue...
I found this ugly Golden Girls era Lesley Faye dress in the thrift store for $2.00 and after reading your blog for a few months, I decided to give it a try. It was about 3 sizes too big and had the biggest shoulder pads I've ever seen!
There's always got to be shoulder pads...time to see what Diane does!!
I cut off and finished the sleeves and I got rid of the shoulder pads - ugh! I raised the waistline next, took it in about 3 inches on each side, and cut off the hem. I used the fabric remnants to make a sash/belt to wear with it!
I wore it to church and got many compliments on it, so I guess it was a success!
It was a total success, Diane! I love what you did with the dress and it has no inkling of feeling like the GG gals anymore. I'm sure the compliments will keep coming in with each wear.