This button down dress was crying out for some love at the thrift store.
I am drawn to polka dots, and this dress had a fifties vibe to it that I couldn’t resist.
It had a tie at the back of the waist, which was the first thing to go.
My next step was to cut a large portion of the skirt from the bottom of the dress. It was almost touching the ground, and that is never acceptable on my short frame.
I removed the sleeves and shortened them from the top, making them smaller at the same time.
On each side of the dress, I took it in about 1 inch at the top of the side seam, 2 inches at the waist, and gradually worked my way back out to the original seam at the hips.
I used the ties from the sides of the dress to create a bow, which I may use in my hair sometime.
After I reattached the sleeves and hemmed the bottom, my new dress was complete.
I am in love with the fit of the dress.
I wanted to make sure you could see the new sleeves, so I took some quick pictures without the sweater.
I just found that white belt at the thrift store for less than $1. Belts are one of my favorite accessories. You can never have to many cute belts, right?
Happy Tuesday everyone!