During my thrifting extravaganza in Paisley For Dayz I scored this $0.50 dress.
How else can you take a picture in a dress with that glorious pocket? Correct answer: there is no other way. I imagined this frumpy frock becoming a super sassy dress and I started by removing the straps and creating a sweetheart neckline.
And then brought up the hem a few inches.
And attached some straps made of the fabric from the bottom of the skirt.
I tried the dress on and realized this was not working. The top was awkwardly gaping. The straps were too far to the sides. The buttons were coming up a little too high. I was having a moment where I didn’t think this was going to turn out. And then I decided to get real crazy. It was a fifty cent dress so why not, right? Out came the pinking shears and I made a slightly terrifying cut.
Goes to show that sometimes you have to give up the idea you had for yourself and let something better happen. Just change your perspective a little and you’ll get a sassy skirt instead of a dress!
I wanted to give a quick shout out and HUGE thank you to everyone who has been keeping up with the blog. I really can’t believe the support, compliments, and encouragement I’ve received since I started sharing this refashion journey. You guys are amazing and it has been a blast to share these with you! I hope it inspires you to go out and find a way to improve the world around you. Maybe that just means cutting up a dress with an awkward pocket and making it into something new. Or it could be as simple as telling someone you appreciate them today. It all makes the world a little brighter. Thank you everyone, have a beautiful day!