Today, I needed something pretty to wear for an arts magazine launch party. I chose this:
Of course, the arts community would probably question my taste if I wore this $1 thrift store find as-is. 🙂
Luckily, this transformation wouldn’t take much time at all! 🙂
First off, I removed those shoulder pads and the sleeves.
I used some of the fabric from one of the sleeves to make a teeny tiny sash.
Now for the easy/fun part! First, take your now-sleeveless dress and tuck the outside parts under, and tuck the neckline into a V. You actually don’t want to sew this. If you do, it’ll look weird.
Now, take that little sash and use it to tie the shoulders together in the back.
Now I have a super-easy faux halter dress! 🙂
The back looks really cool too!
I wore my cute new dress to the launch party for Jasper Magazine, Columbia’s new arts magazine! 🙂 I have a few friends who are affiliated with this awesome publication, and I’m really excited about it! 🙂
While at the party, I ran into several artist friends, including Susan Lenz. You should check out her blog, Art In Stitches to see what she’s all about. 🙂