15 Days to Go: $1 Remake

Happy Monday!! I'm highly obsessed with this number...

New Dress A Day - DIY - 80s Prom Dress - Upcyclec

I've had this piece for a very long time and finally just got my hands on it.  Feels like 80s prom, ne c'est pas??  ...if I only waited until Halloween, I could totally be channeling my inner Phoebe Cates/Kelly LeBrock/Ally Sheedy right now!!

First plan of attack...cutting the dress into two pieces!!!

I snipped away the top black layer from the bottom.

New Dress A Day - DIY - 80s Prom Dress - Cut off the black

I pinned under the leftover black fabric to the skirt and stitched it in place.

I was left with this glorious mess, which will probably find a use somewhere down the road.  Can't tell you where yet, but I'm sure we'll see its pouffy mass again down the line!

New Dress A Day - DIY - 80s Prom Dress - Pouffy Sleeve Remnants!

I have to say, with a quick trim and stitch, the new piece was completely finished!  OK, well almost completely finished.  I added a vintage brooch to the bust (I gathered and cinched with the pin) just to give a little bit of oomph!

New Dress A Day - DIY - 80s Prom Dress - After

The ruffled-ness is in full effect now and I'm totally ok with it!  With the sleeves and black fabric gone, the ruffles can totally take center stage.  PS, anyone else Center Stage fans?  (Hello early Zoe Saldana and my fave guilty pleasure movie circa early 2000s!!)

New Dress A Day - DIY - 80s Prom Dress - Party Dress Time!

PS, these pics make my legs look whiter than they've ever been too!!  I think they'll totally come in handy for my real Halloween costume though.  I guess you can say I'm totally planning ahead?!?

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!