I've got four words for you. This. Dress. You. Guys.
Loved the pink and white striping, but just wasn't as into the shape or style.
It was straight 90s, yo! It was also a maternity dress, once I looked at the label. I thought a little tweaking could come to fruition to make this the perfect dress to wear during the September heat wave of Los Angeles.
I mean it's just waiting for some TLC. TLC, I'm a-coming for you!
To start off, I did some serious trimming. SERIOUS.
Goodbye sleeves! Goodbye collar!
I created a little sweetheart neckline as well, pinning under the fabric once I trimmed off the top portion of the dress.
With my new neckline pinned, it was time to stitch it in place and take the bodice in about six inches to make it fit me.
With the new seams stitched and dress taken in to fit, I trimmed the excess fabric with my pinking shears...
...to give the new edges a zig zag trim to help with fraying.
Now it was time for straps! I pulled a few trim options...
...and pinned and stitched in place.
For extra waist cinching, I added one of my newest vintage belt additions and was ready for the hot, California afternoon.
It's my summer candy striper look!
I paired my dress with black & white Report flats and a strawberry LeSportsac purse to contrast with the super pastel color palette from my remake.
Cotton dress to stay cool in during 90 degree weather, check!
The 90s are coming back, however I don't think the original dress would have made that cut.
Kind of obsessed with this before and after!
One gal's maternity dress is another gal's new September Summer OOTD.
I'll take it!