I'm in full on summer mode right now! I know it'll go back to feeling like spring next week, but for now I'm enjoying all the sun. I'm also that weirdo who loves getting into a hot car after letting it sit in a parking lot while I'm on errands. Today's piece comes from the beautiful Carissa. Looks like she's ready for summer too!
Marisa, I want to thank you for sharing your amazing creations! I've been working hard to lose weight recently, and your site has inspired me to revamp my existing wardrobe, rather than spending more money to replace it. The last time I wore this dress, it fit like a glove. That was 50 pounds ago.
Now it's time to give it a new life!
Carissa, congratulations on all the hard work! You look fabulous and I'm just so ecstatic that you're revamping all the goodies in your closet instead of buying new pieces. You're totally right - there's no need to spend all that dough!
Time to check out the project!
First, I cut off the top portion and the straps.
Then I refinished the new top hem and reattached the straps.
The existing shirring in the back was starting to sag, so I inserted a length of elastic into my new hem to reinforce it.
Finally, I took in some of the excess fabric at what would now be the waist to give it a bit more flattering fit.
And now it looks great paired with a $2 thrifted yellow leather belt...
...and my favorite black wedges!
Thanks again for all the inspiration!
Love this Cariss! (My nickname is Maris, so I'm giving you what I get from my family!) You look amazing and I'm so proud you did some resizing to make this dress a knockout once again! The yellow belt is fab and you truly have the most perfect summer dress! Have fun wearing it as the temperature starts to rise! For more from Carissa, check her out HERE!