I thrifted this dress a couple weeks ago but it was like an XXXXXXXL. Something about it appealed to me so I got it. Then it sat in my sewing corner for that time until I finally decided to tackle it a couple days ago. After five hours (really... I'm so serious.), this is what I got! I forgot to upload the before pic and I'm too tired (read: lazy) to do it now so I'll show you tomorrow, maybe.
I read the tag inside and it is from Korea. Destiny? Perhaps. But I still look like a grandma. I think I need to hem it a couple inches to make it sexy grandma. I'm so scandalous. Now that I am looking at these pics, I think the shoes may have been too bulky. Looks like it's time to go shoe shopping with my imaginary money.
If you're thinking the buttons are a little off... they are. I did it on purpose. (I didn't. I messed up.)
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I'm wearing a JCPenney tan trenchcoat (free with gift cards), reworked vintage blue dress ($7), Anthropologie gold bib necklace (free with gift cards), Forever 21 gold flower necklace ($8), and Target clog sandals (gift from my in-laws) with a JCPenney black bag (free with gift cards).
Update: the before
- took in the arm pits and sides..and it took forever because it's not a stretchy fabric and I had to fit it to my arms just right
- shortened the sleeves
- got rid of one row of buttons and added my own
- removed shoulder pads
- (the sash was already there... sewn into the back of the dress)
I was so ready to give up 2309874 times and it doesn't even look that great now. I did learn how to make a button-hole. I hate when I learn a lesson from a bad situation.