- Dress – vintage, thrifted, altered by me
- Woven belt – Banana Republic Outlet
- Silver sandals – Target
My camera has finally arrived and I’m back in action. And just in time to contribute one or two floral looks of my own before our Floral Month comes to an end. Yesterday was a warm and beautiful day, so I celebrated by wearing my newly thrifted vintage dress that boasts a colorful floral and faux-eyelet pattern. I found this dress earlier this year and was instantly attracted to its cheerful pattern and crisp white cotton fabric. Unfortunately, it looked like a big ol’ sack when I put it on. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned from E. is that picking up a needle and thread can go a long way. Just shortening the straps by a good five inches and sawing them down and tucked into the back of the dress gave it a much needed facelift.
And A. has taught me that there is nothing a good belt won’t fix when it comes to creating shape and definition. This dress looks similar to A’s shirtdress in terms of hanging there without much form when left on its own. But throw a wide belt around, and presto!, it’s now more day dress than night gown.
I don’t own a sewing machine and don’t posses much in the ways of sewing, hemming, or altering skills, but I’ve become much more open to finding items in which I recognize potential and taking those home with me to give my DIY-ing skills a try. How about you? What is your approach to items with ‘potential’ that may not fit just right?
For a complete list of all the DIY projects we’ve featured on our site, make sure to check out our Taking Notes page. Happy weekend, everyone! S.