Long sleeves, extra layer up top...
...got turned into this fabulous dress the first round!
Nothing like some halter action!!
I was still left with the top layer of the dress and I had to find a second use for it!! Wanna see what I did??
So I've been obsessed with these boldly printed, embroidered, pom pom purses...
...so I used these as my inspiration in creating my new top!
I started with some white and yellow May Arts pompom string from May Arts as well as a strip of vintage ribbon that I scored in downtown LA.
As I wasn't in love with the trim that was already on the top of the piece, I decided to cover it up! I pinned down the vintage ribbon...
...then added pompom trim above and below the ribbon. I pinned, trimmed the sleeves, and then stitched everything in place.
The pompom trim proved to be a little tricky to sew (the poms kept getting caught in the presser foot!), however I powered through it and tacked down all of the trim.
Post-sew, my top was ready to wear!!
Adding some embellished elements to the top takes it to a whole other level!
You could never imagine that it started off as a portion of that dress!!
I wore it to the Hollywood Bowl with my girlfriends...
...where we were literally spitting out our sips of delicious wine because we were laughing so hard. Best kind of nights, if you ask me.
One dated look = two stellar new outfits.
Total success story, if you ask me!!