This lovely keyhole dress was a present from a pal of mine who was cleaning out her closet before moving.
The shape was fun and flowy…
…but there were dark spots on the top portion that wouldn’t come out. (I tried everything from washing to Tide penning, but alas…the spots didn’t go anywhere.)
Since the spots weren’t going anywhere…
…I had adjust my plans. When things won’t move, cover them up!
Just a little teaser of tomorrow’s dress…
This was a piece that a friend of mine handed off in a bag of goodies when she moved to Chicago. There were some weird darkish spots on the top and she said, “if anyone can make this work, you can!” I decided to do just that
Check back for the after look!!
Today’s piece that Cathy submitted is one that turned out so gorgeous. It looks like something I’d see at DVF. She worked wonders and I just can’t wait for you to see the outcome. Cathy, I would totally wear this in a heartbeat!! Anytime you’re willing to share…
My name is Cathy and I live in England. I have been following your blog for a while now and have been itching to have a go at a dress transformation. You’ve always made it sound like this was something anyone could do so I was encouraged to try it out for myself. My opportunity came when I got this dress on ebay for £10. The seller said it was a ‘Vintage Wisteria Print’ dress, but there was no label on the dress so I don’t know who made it or when.
What I do know is that it has a beautiful purple print and cute pleats in the skirt.
And I know that I would not wear it in a million years unless I made some some dramatic changes!
Time to see Cathy’s dramatic changes!!!
I was lucky enough to get invited to create some videos of my own with Creativebug (my first class about muumuus is already up and running) and my second class launches today. Guess what it’s all about????
I’m always getting such amazing questions from you guys about how to dye, proper techniques, etc., so we came up with a one-stop-shop for all things dye related.
You saw the teaser of this piece yesterday…
…and gave me plenty of ideas of what you thought I might turn it into!
There’s absolutely no way of flashing anyone wearing this!!
The key factor to this dress was the layered top!
I had an idea of what I wanted to create…
…but loved hearing what you had to say! From cap sleeves and dye to strapless and shortened, you had some fabulous ideas. Want to see what it looks like now??