I refashioned a dress!
This dress began it's life this way:
It's not bad, really, it's just...really mumsy. I tried it on because I felt like it had some potential. After all, denim dresses are very "in" right now. Sadly, it was really unflattering on me, and the color was about as dated as could be.
Not to mention that the sleeves were too tight, and the most unflattering length ever. So I started by cutting off the sleeves:
I added about 6 cups of bleach to the hot setting of our washing machine, and let it sit for three hours. At the end I got this:
Not a bad color! I took out the hem of the dress, because I wanted to turn it into a very very slight hi-low hem, kind of like a men's shirt. At the sides I cut out a little triangle:
Then I re-hemmed the bottom, and cut off the ugly too-small decorative pockets with my trusty seam ripper:
The end result of all of my hard work and about a month of deciding how to remake it is this dress:
I have to be honest, I'm not 100% sure about this dress. It just feels "off" somehow, like it's not really me. (truthfully I feel like I should be sporting a neck scarf, red lipstick and leopard heels with it. Too rockabilly for my personal taste!) I wonder if the styling is what I don't like...I don't know! I just can't decide if I should keep it or toss it in the Goodwill pile.
What do you think? Keep or toss?