Once upon a time there was a person who had no life. So they decided to change a perfectly good but styleless sundress into something else!
As I attacked it with scissors, the idea came to me to cut just below the armholes and cut it square, with the bodice cut in two becoming the sleeves. They were even hemmed!
So here it is lying on the floor before being sewn.
The shoulder ties were attached to the waist and tied at the back, or even wrapped and tied at the front (see photo near bottom of post)I added a buttonhole under one arm to allow the tie to come through. I left the front neck square, so I could pin it up with a brooch or fold it down diagonally for a V-neck.
Here I have styled it with a black belt, thrifted jeans and thrifted black boots.
(Love these boots - see Colourful Crime Spree)
It also can be worn open over shorts, although the ties are pretty long and get in the way, so I crocheted them with my fingers to shorten them (does that make sense?)
I also wanted to show you my very favouritest thrifted booties. Over $300 new, and I found them for $7! Leather lined and all. I do have to learn to walk in them, as these are high heels for me!!!
(Sorry about blinding you with my white skin. You would never know I'd just come through Summer :)
My jewellery is mostly thrifted although I seem to have cut off the bracelet. My other favourite find has been this greenstone (jade) ring.
Reminds me of NZ where it would be rather more than I paid at $2.50!
So here we are again, before and after. I think it will be more useful now, and I do love the colour!
What do you think? Is it an improvement or just a difference?
'Til next time, keep on creating and showing your wonderfulness to the world!
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