But look at that collar!!! And those cuffs!!!
I started off by removing the collar!
Other remake thoughts included keeping it attached, but I opted to just get rid of it. I already have plans of what I'd like to craft it into next...
Same deal with the cuffs.
I trimmed the sleeves shorter...
...and had some lovely excess pieces leftover!
I pinned down the neck in preparation for sewing a clean-styled scoop...
...before cutting off a small chunk of the length.
Next, I pinned the excess length together to form a sash before sewing. This is going to come in handy for a little embellishment!
I stitched the ends of the sleeves and the neckline...
...and tweaked the hem and new sash as well...
...before having a brand new dress to wear!!
I styled this dress two different ways.
For the first look that you'll see today, I tied the excess piece of skirt into a bow and pinned it to the top center part of the dress.
I wanted this to maintain a vintage appeal, so I added some patent flats (here are the non-patent version from ModCloth for $29), a vintage black suede clutch, and some retro-looking shades. (As retro as they look, they're actually new and from Forever 21 - a total score for less than $6!)
I love the light and dark mix of the dress with the accessories!
I think the bow is adorable! I would totally add bows to the front of everything, however I'd have to be cool with the nickname Bow Girl as I would most definitely be tagged that by my pals.
Look #1 complete!! Look #2 will be posted tomorrow!