Remake: Red, Blue, & Black Patterned Dress

So this dress... The sleeves were just a little too tight with those shoulder pads!!

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

...but the pattern was fab!

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

I think this was the "camera shot me mid-speaking" moment where I was contemplating "what am I going to do to make this something I want to wear."

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

The ideas were flowing and something hit!

Let's just start off...how cool is this pattern up close?

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

To alleviate the tight sleeves, I opted to remove them along with the shoulder pads. With my seam ripper, I carefully took both sleeves off of the dress.

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

I thought the neck could use a little bit of flair. The pattern was bold and busy, so I decided to take some lace fabric panels I bought in the garment district for pennies, and affix them to the front of the dress.

I had two panels, so I placed them side by side to create one larger black panel.

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

I pinned the pieces to the dress and stitched them down.

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

I loved the pleats and the length and wanted to keep everything in place just because of how awesome the skirt moved when I walk. That's an obvious choice...leave the length because the skirt swishing is fun :)

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

It's a good "meeting dress" for work and it also works for goofing around in the office photo studio in the corner of pillows.

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

But, I love that the panel is sheer-ish and you can still see a bit of the pattern underneath.

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Such a chic and easy way to upgrade an outfit!

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

I sewed the panel down but you can use fabric glue to achieve the same after look!

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

And this is a perfect day-to-night dress. I kept the same black booties and just switched out my cardigan for a little faux leather jacket.

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

By night the piece is dressier, yet I'm still the same goofball!!

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

One dress, two fab looks!!

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

Dress: Vintage | Booties: Cotton On| Sweater: Zara | Black Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21

 New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress

New Dress A Day - Paisley Dress