I absolutely loved Kat's before look and knew that anything she was going to do was going to make the piece infinitely better...
Dear Marisa -
I have been following you almost since the beginning and one of my daily highlights is seeing your newest remake. This spring my grandson was graduating from a bible college in South Carolina and I needed a dress. Nothing is my closet would do, so I went through my patterns and found a favorite from about 25 years ago I could update, but after a trip to the fabric store, it was going to cost me $60 to get the material I wanted and that was even with a 50% off coupon! Needless to say it was way beyond my budget, so on my way home, I stopped at the Great American Thrift store to see if there was anything I could use. I found a dress with just the fabric I was wanting.
I loved the cameo buttons, but just not on the dress - the price was $3, but it was half price day so I snagged it for $1.50! It's a pretty deep navy with small off-white flowers...
Sounds like a deal to me! Let's see what Kat does with this!!
The dress had a choker neck, along with the shoulder pads and ties that all had to go. The bodice and sleeves were too big, so I took off the sleeves and then raised the shoulders and cut a more rounded neck. I wanted sleeves, because I'm always cold, so I just pushed them up to 3/4 length. I found a piece lace in my stash, and put it around the neck which was exactly what it needed to soften the neck line. I was now ready for the graduation.
When I modeled for my husband he said, "looks great, you needed a good marry'in/bury'in dress.":-) Even though it took a lot longer, I was pleased with the results. The handsome young man is my grandson.
Love you Marisa, keep inspiring us! BTW, how do you eat all those yummy meals and stay so tiny!? :-)
Kat, you amaze me!!! I absolutely LOVE what you did with that dress. It's a complete 180 - from choker/cameo neckline, to sweet and dainty neckline. It was worth all the work because you look INCREDIBLE!!! Love those flats too!
Ha, and all those yummy meals...my erratic schedule/hikes/dance classes at the gym allow me to get away with indulging every once in a while. I just got into Zumba this summer - it's the most fun/best workout I've had in a long time!!