Little did I realize my go-to hairstyle for when I’m working at home would match the era of this frock so perfectly.
Yes. Very 1980’s indeed.
Let’s go down the list of things I dislike in this dress, shall we? The neck is much too tight, the cut is unflattering, and I reallllly dislike the fullness of that skirt with the print at the angle it is. :/
But there’s plenty to like here too! The fabric is soft, warm, and comfy. The blues are of pretty enough hues, and like those elastic wrist cuffs.
But how to get this dress into a shape that I actually like and find flattering?
First, I was happy to see the elastic in the waist lived in a casing, rather than stitched in. That made the act of removing it, super easy!
Next, I took my grey dress from yesterday (that I love the fit of) and traced around it with tailor’s chalk. I left a little extra room as the fabric of the grey dress has more elasticity than the blue dress.
The sides got stitched up.
I snipped off the sides, as well as a couple of super flimsy shoulder pads I found.
I chopped a bit more off the bottom, and gave it a nice hem.
I picked the tag off from the back…
With the back as the new front, I was able to unzip it a bit to give me a little more breathing room.
My new frock enjoyed a glass wine with a good pal as we chatted about our upcoming trip! 🙂