112 Days to Go: Pam's NDAD Creation

I'm always down for animal print (I have a fun piece coming up soon too!) so when I saw Pam's creation I said Rawrrrrrr :)

You inspired me to start sewing for myself again and with a creative urge to vent, I went to a yearly thrift bag sale ($10 per bag) and filled it with possibilities. This Johanna York dress I thought would be a good top, although I don't normally do animal prints.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Pam's NDAD Before - 112

I'm glad you went with it Pam!  Let's see how she tweaked this!

I cut about 18" off the hem and 16" off the sleeves. It was still tighter than I wanted at the waist, so I used what I cut off the sleeves to give it a little more room at the side seams.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Pam's NDAD After - 112

You can see that the original bat wing armhole went down to my waist, so with the underarm raised the sleeve turned into the flutter I wanted.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Pam's NDAD ECU - 112

I think it would be great under a blazer, too, but would hate to cover up the original epaulet detail."

Thank you so much for sharing your fab dress-turned-top Pam!  I feel you on covering up the epaulets, however you could always do blazer by day for work and no blazer by night for going out!!