|Loved the print...but only the print.|
|Check out the shoulders...why yes, they are padded.|
Because this was my first refashion, I didn't have a clear idea of exactly what I wanted to do with this dress. Originally I wanted to keep the top intact, minus the sleeves, ruffles, and shoulder pads. But that didn't seem to be working, so I chopped off the top.
|Again...LOVE the print. Also love the book in this shot...Where's Dave? :)|
Next I took the dress in 3" on each side. I folded over the top, and stitched it all the way around. I sewed up some of the longer extra pieces to create a long sash. I cut a notch in the front center of the top hem, and threaded the sash through to create a halter.
|Pair it up with a short sleeved cardi, and I can leave the house without embarrassment!|