Rita Hayworth is giving all the 4th of July feels! Happy Independence Day, friends!
I loved the style of this dress and the fit of this was just perfect.
Cute pockets (woo, pocketssssss!!) but no belt (that's easily fixable!)...
...and some funky purplish stains all over. Check it out closer below!
That wasn't going to be enough to keep me from making this dress the awesomest dress it can be!!
Ready to head to Awesometown in ONE easy step.
That's one BIG bottle of dye 💙!
I took my dress, tossed it into the washing machine with a full bottle of Rit Dye, and out it came looking brand, spankin' new!
I loved the shade of blue it came out post-wash!!
You can't even tell there were spots there to begin with!
It was just the thing to wear for a night out in the city!
I paired it with a floral belt from a previous remake from 2011 (woah, that's a LONG time ago!) that added some extra pastels to the mix! 🌷🌸🌷
This was for sure, one of those "kick your heels up" kinda nights!
From stained and eh, to new tailored staple. Oh, what a little dye can do!
We might have found a new color palette pair fave!
A little vanilla mint action, you could say? (Yeah, I've ALWAYS got my mind on sweets!)
I loved the essence of this dress! There were a few things that needed some adjusting, but overall the structure was fab.
I could do without the ruffles on the sleeve's edge, but we'll get to that! :)
I got my tools ready to go!
The more I thought about the sleeves, I just decided to take them completely off!
I used my seam ripper to take them both off and then pinned each new arm hole in prep for stitching.
Got the sewing machine threaded with mint thread and finished the edges!
Next it was time to adjust the waistline. The elastic that was currently there basically turned into ribbon after being there so many years - there was just no stretch at all! I removed the old and replaced with the new!
I love when it cinches like this!!
A few small changes here and there and we've got a brand new dress!
I love the ribbed texture to the fabric and I think it stands out more with the sleeves gone!
I love the idea of adding a patterned cardigan to go on top!
This one was all about fit and just simplifying what was already there.
I had a chemistry teacher in high school who was well versed in telling us to KISS - keep it simple, stupid. I'm not a fan of calling anyone stupid, so let's just keep it simple, stitchers :)