Those sleeves and collar were a sight.
They were made from such a thick polyester too! Time to minimize the accent touches.
I began with seam ripping, a whole lot of seam ripping. The collar came first. I started at the zipper on both sides of the piece removing the seams holding this pointed collar in place. With one side off, the other one followed!
With the neckline totally free and clear from the white collar, I did the same thing with the green and white trim that went all around the neck and down the front of the dress. It felt like it should be on a vintage golf outfit!!
The sleeves came next...
I cut the dress a bit shorter to hit right above my knees. Didn't want it hitting my ankles anymore!!
I threaded my machine with green thread and then created a new hem, tweaked the arms, took in the torso a smidge, and then resewed the neckline.
With everything stitched in place, my new dress was RTW!!
The simplicity of this dress is what makes it so chic. I used those ribbons that I took from the center of the dress and just tied a bow at the waist.
Paired with a vintage scarf to wear around my head, this look is one of my new faves.
We haven't hit the crazy winter temperatures yet, so I'm still in dresses and short sleeves here in LA, however I'm planning for a slew of wintery outfits for Thanksgiving in the mountains! This is something that would work perfectly with some stockings and boots, to make it more appropriate for the chilly weather!