Heathyr's NDAD Creation

Heathyr sent me an amazing remake that I couldn't wait to share! Her style is right up my alley and the easy tweak she made to her vintage dress will make you want to do the same thing! Check out what she did...
Hi Marisa! I bought this $10 dress for a 40's party. I'm not a huge fan of red, but it works and it kind of reminded me of the dress from PS I Love You. Plus, it has pockets! Nothing like pockets!

New Dress A Day - Vintage 40s Dress

I wore this dress to the party, but knew I would never wear it again as is.

What will Heathyr turn this into???

I went through many tries - first I shortened the sleeves, then I tried taking the collar off. I even tried making it a strapless dress but nothing was quite right.

Eventually I cut length off the bottom and saved that piece. I cut just around the elastic waist to turn this into a skirt. (I love a circle skirt!!) Then, instead of turning this into your run of the mill circle skirt, I decided that I could give it a high/low hem. I used the part I cut off the bottom to make a new waistband.

New Dress A Day - Vintage 40s Dress

It came with a belt and I think it still works to wear it with or without the belt. All in all, I'm happy with how it turned out even though there were many changes along the way! :)

Heathyr, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! But, what a gorgeous way to reinvent this dress into a fabulous skirt that you'll wear on the regular. PS,the use of b/w to color in your before and after shots was genius.