I was so very very very excited about this piece.
Black! Black! Oh beautiful black! How I have missed thee!
When scouring the thrift store for clothes to refashion, I hardly ever find any in black for some reason!
For those of you who don’t know me, I loooooove black. It’s so classic…so elegant! Also, I had just rewatched this awesome film the night before:
I looooove vintage Chanel clothing. Sadly, having chosen a highly lucrative career in Non-Profit Arts Management<—sarcasm (don’t feel bad…it’s wonderful work! 🙂 ), I own none of it.
However, I saw potential in this dress to make my very own Chanel wannabe dress with simple lines and a classic look.
First off, I needed to remove some of that length. A lot of it actually. Then, I needed to take it in on the sides a good bit, but still in keeping with the drapiness of the dress.
I decided against taking the bottom of the dress in, as it looked nice as is, and I didn’t want to lose those marvelously practical pockets.
Next, I hemmed the bottom of the dress under.
Now, I just needed a sash for my waist to complete the look.
To make a nice lil sash, I took some of the fabric from the bottom of the dress that I cut off earlier
I cut a smaller strip from this, folded it over once, the folded it under, and THEN pinned it all along the strip.
Now, All I had to do was sew it down!
Yay! All Done (after pressing my seams and my sash)!!!!
I think my new dress turned out quite lovely.
Seriously…this might be my favorite yet. I felt so chic and got tons of compliments all night long! 🙂 CoCo would have been pleased.