Yesterday afternoon I took on a project I've been wanting to do for a LONG time!
I found this dress at a southern California thrift store around five years ago (Hobo's!!!!)
and immediately fell in love with the light airy fabric and unique lace detail
the only probably was the dimensions were a little awkward!
It was slightly too short
and slightly too low in front
which caused me to not wear it as much as I would have liked.
I didn't have the heart to give it up
so I decided to make a few alterations my self.
I took some length off the bottom to make it knee-length
Made a ruffle for the neckline out of the extra fabric
and used the lace from the bottom to make sleeves
(don't look too close at those seams!!)
After trying it on I decided the sleeves didn't really go with the ruffle
it was a bad clash of hippie and preppy.
So I ditched the sleeves
and conceded to wearing it with a cardigan until I can figure something else out!
Sleeves aside I'm really happy with how it turned out!
I'm always up for a new summer dress :)