The kid version…
I loved the pattens on both of the dresses and I thought the pink one I found totally had the essence of the seven year old version. It was fun, but it was very, very frilly! Wasn't into all of it around my neck so there's going to be some changin' going on!!
Before we do anything, here's a shot from the back.
There was a slight V with some criss cross, you don't stop, action that I was hesitant about. After trying the dress on and thinking about cutting off the ruffles, my aha moment arose!! I'm going to turn the dress around and wear the back in the front and the front in the back!!
To do that, we're going to have to get rid of these little criss crossy straps. I grabbed my scissors and got cutting.
After trimmng them both off, my second aha moment came to me. Instead of cutting the ruffles off, I began twisting them...
...and secured them with those straps that I cut off by tying them in a knot!
Once the new straps were created, I got my seam ripper out and took off the tag. Wearing the back as the front, I didn't want any tag slippage. I know how often my tag pops up by my neck so I wanted to get rid of it completely.
This dress was virtually complete with just a few very quick and easy steps!
I put on my backwards dress and tied a white sash around my waist. It felt so summery, which was fabulous, even though the temp was around 69 degrees all day. I had my sweatshirt at hand to zip on and take off with my fluctuating temperature.
The easy switcheroo made this dress so fabulous. I didn't mind all the ruffles too much from the back, that's for sure!
Now I've been posing a lot this past year, but it all makes sense now because it looks like I had been practicing for years.
Rockin the bun, rockin the pink plastic bangles, rockin the jellies...nothing's changed :)