Seriously, this could be the adult version of my Christmas Eve jammy-jams.
I feel like it's my upcycling duty to make this piece work.
Because, there's lots of potential here.
Non-nightgown-y potential here, ya know?
I started by unzipping the zipper down to the lace trim.
The neckline is going to be a bit different - we don't need all that velour up there!
The collar got trimmed, er, removed and the lace is going to be a lovely guide to creating a new neckline!
Post-neck tweaks came the sleeve adjustment. I got a little scissor happy and snipped off the sleeves, past the elbows.
Some pinning and stitching came next to make this short-sleeved!
I wanted to make this fit better, so I took in the body a few inches. Less billowy, overall :)
I had dinner plans with friends, so I wore my new piece with black chunky flat sandals and my vintage purse.
Using a mix of modern and vintage accessories, the former nightgown feels much more "wear out in public" now.
I arrived just in time for the most magical sunset.
It was a perfect balmy night with good friends, amazing food, and city lights in the background. If only every night could be this dreamy.
Ooh and I became BFFs with a telescope. Maybe I missed my calling?? (Actually, I definitely did NOT as I barely got through Freshman year ASTR 100 when the Physics element of the star-gazing got in my way. Science...not this girl's BFF.)
Yay for old nightgowns turning into fun and comfy new dresses!