Yeah, so this one is most definitely added to the "more uncomfortable vintage finds" list. It's a whole lotta polyester!
Polyester with a big ol'collar and a zipper down the front! Also there's a few belt loops with nothing to put inside...
Kind of itchy, seriously heavy, and without a whole ton of awesomeness going on.
However, I'm a-gonna bring that awesomeness. You heard, I'm a-gonna bring it!
I just had to point this out...there's a V-shaped piece of material that was sewn directly to the piece to give the essence of a pocket. In fact, my friends, there is NO pocket! I had to give this piece props for doing some serious foolin'.
But right after I gave my OK sign, I took that faux pocket off. Seam ripper, get rippin'!
I didn't notice the severity of the discoloration until I put the piece down and started to work. Just check out those sleeves and the collar! It's 50 shades of lavender!
I decided to get rid of all the trim, so the cuffs came off...
...as well as that collar.
I'm working out some serious length adjusting, so I cut this piece in half-ish. I took off the skirt portion right below the hips, so I said goodbye to a little less than half.
Because this piece is a bit boxy on me, I wanted to take it in. I pinned the front center of the piece, inside out, placing my pins about an inch from the purple trim area that the zipper is attached to.
I stitched a straight seam down this front area and turned it inside out.
To give a little more shape to the piece, I created a V neck which worked out perfectly with the new front seam that I had created. I removed a few stitches from the front portion that I just sewed to not only created a new shape at my neck, but to allow for enough room to put my head through without needing a zipper. There's a bit of stretch to this fabric as well making it easy to take on and off.
Remember those belt loops? I just had to take them off. I removed stitches at the side seam that were keeping them in place and took out both loops...
...and restitched the holes that I just created.
After all that work, I think I couldn't be happier with the result!
Pastel textured top? I will absolutely take it!
I paired my new top with a Trina Turk white skirt, vintage gold belt, and a pair of gold Charles David heels.
It's super dainty yet has a structured edge, because the fabric is literally stiff. I think it would be awesome paired with a contrasting print for the next wear!
From horrid to happening, this house dress saw a complete 180. And yes, I totally took time to stop and smell the flowers.
I love that you would never know what this looked like in the beginning as well! I'm bringing a screen shot of the before look with me whenever I wear this from here on out!