Huzzah! It’s SPRING! Now ends the winter of my discontent! This winter ended on a lousy note, so I’m happy to say goodbye to the blah, and hello to lots of good & positive things that have come into the works since then. :)
Let’s start with a new refashion for the new season, shall we? I started with this $1 bit of thrift store fashion:
It also had a lining!
I like sea foam green. I also really liked that nice waist detail and wanted to bring it out a bit.
But first, I needed to get rid of those sleeves for a nice, super-warm day!
Then, I carefully snipped the rest of the sleeves from the neck part of the dress…
Now…remember how I said I liked the waist of this dress? I took a gamble and decided to dye the whole thing, in hopes that the thread at the waist was cotton. Here’s why: Cotton takes to dye really really well, and polyester doesn’t take to dye much at all. I was hoping for a nice contrast between the two.
I wasn’t disappointed!
I didn’t feel like messing with the lining of this frock, so I snipped it out. Normally, when taking in the dress, I’d also take in the lining, but I was running late to meet up with friends. And this is why I have a nude slip to wear under such things. :)
I closed up those raw arm holes…
…and then totally forgot to snap any pics of the taking-in of this dress. Forgive me. I was in a hurry!
Hurried or no, I think the result is pretty swell!
My brunch companions liked it too!
We had a really lovely day.
We even picked up a few other folks in our travels around downtown!
Sorry for the lack of pics on this one! I promise to do better next time!