If it were socially acceptable, I would wear this dress as-is 🙂 It is SUPER cute. I’ve been channeling my inner granny here lately… maybe the visit with my 4 year-old grandson this weekend inspired me.
But, much like my fictional muse George Constanza, wearing this dress as-is would be unthinkable.
Plus, Hubs would probably leave me. Oh well… out with the seam ripper!
I like dresses. They’re great to wear to second job and they’re actually really comfortable… but I end up not wearing them as much as I think I will. So, instead of making this a dress, I figured I’d wear it more as a blouse. Why refashion something you’re never gonna wear???
I tried it on at this point and the fit wasn’t too bad. I had intended to wear this with a sassy belt, so a little extra material wouldn’t hurt anything. The neckline, however, was a little too high so I folded it in half lengthwise:
…and I cut a deeper “scoop.”
All that’s left to do is finish those raw edges…
And, we can call that a “Wrap,” folks!
Pearls and my Nanny’s brooch complement the original “vintage” part of this dress. Hoop earrings and sauce-y belt Mod it up. I think it’s a great balance between “new” and “old.”
I was also able to crank out another masterpiece before leaving the house…
Would you believe I work with my best friend? Acca-BELIEVE it! Vicky and I bonded in eighth grade and we’ve been geeks together ever since! We worked all day on Sunday and treated ourselves to some Frozen Yogurt afterwards. No pictures of me AT 2nd job (I got in trouble for that… lesson learned).
As you can see, I’m wearing a sweater. Indiana has had a grand total of 8 days of “Summer” this year. The rest have been freakishly cold and I’m over it!
Vicky did what only a true friend does when she sees a loved one suffering…
I love her anyway. She’s my sister from another mister 🙂