12.4.12 - $1 Remake

Well hello there yellow dress!! New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

I really liked the billowy sleeves and the shine in the fabric, but as a whole the dress just wasn't working.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress

To keep as a dress or not to keep as a dress...that is the question!!

I ended up making my Shakespearean choice - this dress wasn't meant to be one piece anymore!

New Dress A Day - DIY - I'm Gonna Cut!

I trimmed the piece in two, cutting over the elastic band at the waist!  I'll be using this remnant soon...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Two Pieces!

I went to my bag of tricks (it was ribbon friends, not really tricks!) and grabbed a bit of navy grosgrain ribbon...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Ribbon!!!

...and pinned it around the edging of the new top!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Pin It!!

I stitched the ribbon down...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Stitch It!!

...and paired the top with a vintage sweater with pastel flowers, a scarf turned into a turban, and a gold and pearlized costume necklace.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Sweater, Scarf & Purse!

I was also playing with the shirt and ended up unbuttoning it down to the second to last button and folding the unbuttoned area under.  I created a makeshift V neck without any stitching at all!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Blouson

I felt kind of like Edie Beale wearing the scarf like so...

New Dress A Day - DIY - My faux paparazzi shot!

It's my new favorite way to wear a scarf and actually have it stay in place instead of creeping away from my hairline!!

PS, San Diego-ians...I'm coming your way tonight!!  Come and hang out with some crafts, some book chatter, and some delish pastries at Kettle Coffee & Tea in Escondido (119 East Grand Avenue)!!  We start crafting (making fun ornaments!!) at 6pm then book signing/vintage clothing consulting at 7pm...would love to see you there!  Check out the invite here!