Week 45: Jemina's NDAD Creation

Today's piece comes all the way from Finland and my chic gal Jemina!!  Here's her transformation story...
"I got the original dress from a second hand store in Helsinki, during a campaign day when everything costs only a Euro. I fell in love with the color and decided to take it home, despite the not-so-slightly matronly look...

Jemina - Before

Let's hear her process!!
I first decided to take the dress up to above knee-length, because it really made my legs look shorter the way it was. After that, I removed the sleeves with a seam ripper and hemmed the arm holes again. I added an elastic band to take in the waist. Now I was basically ready, but thought the look was a bit plain and boring. I tried on pieces of sash around the waist and lace along the neckline, but nothing seemed quite right until I put together a big bow from the fabric left over from the bottom of the dress.

Jemina - After

I just had the dress on some days ago, as we are slowly but steadily moving towards spring up here, styled according to the current weather!"

Sassy Gal!

Way to take something plain and shapeless and turn it into something totally fun and wearable!!  Sometimes inspiration comes from just sitting with your piece a bit -  love your creativity Jemina!