Floral sundress, check. Piece screaming for a bit of glam to be added to it, check!
"I have boxes of these dresses that I wore all the time 20 years ago. I should do something with them instead of sending them your way, ha!"
My first plan of attack was getting rid of these plastic white buttons. I 'm adding some back on, but they won't be plastic...
They'll be gold and fabulous!
The buttons came from a mish-mosh basket of random buttons at the craft store that I had picked up a bit back knowing they'd come in handy soon. I guess today is soon :)
After the buttons were removed, I began to hand stitch the new buttons on.
I added on one...
...and then the other. I didn't do a third button because I decided to trim the neck a bit. I made a snip at the top of the piece down to the first button and pinned each side underneath to sew.
Because I wanted the body to be a bit more fitted, I took the piece in from the back. I took it in twice, because the first go still left it a bit big, which ended up being about four inches in one seam down the middle of the back.
Once the piece was all sewn, I paired it with a matching gold belt and my brown wedges.
It's been feeling a LOT like summer so I took this on my way to grab a cold afternoon beverage. My shoes began digging into my feet and had to make a decision. The trade off was...7-11 trip three blocks away for a Slurpee & blisters on my feet or Coffee Bean a block away for an iced coffee & non pained feet.
I went with the iced coffee :)
Nancy, I love this fun dress you sent my way. With just a little extra bling the dress was totally changed!! Stay cool for all those in mini-heat waves like me!!