Does anyone else remember those terrible dresses from the late 80’s-early 90’s with those atrocious fake vests attached to them?
Allow me to jog your memory!
The top of this dress is just terrible, and completely without hope. The bottom of this dress is actually really fun, though! I love the safari print, with its elephants, camels, and zebras (oh my!)!
I made a big chop to remove all that was bad from all that was good!
You see how I left some of the top part with the bottom of the dress? That’s so I can neatly fold and pin it under, like so.
Then, I ran it through my machine, making sure the pleats laid down nicely. 🙂
I grabbed those two sash-thingies that I cut off from the sides, and pinned them to the front of what would be my new dress!
I stitched these down, and my dress was nearly done! I tried it on, and realized that I would be risking a severe wardrobe malfunction (as in serious sideboob) if I didn’t take it in a bit from the back!
Now I have a cute new halter dress that’s just dying to go on safari!!! 🙂
Sadly, SC is in the grips of an annoying cold snap, so I had to dig up a cardi to toss over my new creation.