This lovely little number came from Nancee in Delaware. It's very simple - white, has light blue flowers covering it, elastic waist, but it just looked blah when I tried it on. "This looks like something that should be worn in a kitchen! It's too white and there are no stains, so I doubt that was the case but it has that lunchlady type look." Why yes Nancee, it totally does.
All I need is a hair net and I could be channeling a little bit of Chris Farley action from SNL in the 90s.
Time to tweak!
I decided that I wanted to shorten the dress up a bit - I began snipping and took off about four inches from the bottom.
I had some leftovers that I may or may not be using as a sash later on. We'll see how it goes...
I plugged in my iron and did a bit of pressing to get ready to make a new hem. Woo!
Once the fabric was prepped with steam and pins, I began to sew!
I rolled the sleeves and the waist was a bit big, so I opted to grab a leather belt to cinch. The belt totally matches my brown wedges to bring in the earthy palette too.
I did have on the glasses today as my allergies took full control over the contacts situation. Red eyes, no bueno! It totally assists in the retro feel...it's like I should be holding a blue glitter bowling ball or something :)
And my favorite part...
...the handy pockets. I threw in my camera, a hair band and a little bit of lip gloss. Just the right size to hold the tools to my camera-readiness! Thanks for the dress Nancee - I think we're veering away from the cafeteria now :)