Sometimes when I go to the thrift store I see things I know I can’t fit. BUT, I have visions of what I can turn the item into and then I get an impulsive rush to buy it! LOL I never know who will actually wear the items I buy on a impulse, but something inside always makes me buy it just to see if I can turn it into something spectacular! I really think it’s the challenge and the creative process involved that I love. The brainstorming, picking out buttons, taking off zippers, altering, all of that excites me! So this orange dress is one of those “challenge” items. This dress was a size 10 so I knew I wouldn’t be able to fit it or make it my size when I bought it but I still wanted to turn it into something chic! I wanted this dress to be a mini so the first thing I did was chop the bottom off. After that I took it in on the sides a little to give it the hourglass shape so it would hug the body. Then I changed the buttons, rolled up the sleeves and ta-daa! As I stated I couldn’t fit the dress. After my alterations, it ended up being about a size 8 so I had my friend model it for me. It actually fit her pretty good! We both could definitely see this blazer dress worn on a night out with some cute pumps or even some nice boots.
My birthday is around the corner! It’s in October, so I’m currently trying to figure out what I’m going to make/ wear for it this year. Last year I used Vogue pattern 8766. I made view B and just omitted the straps. I must say that dress was very easy to make and it fit perfectly. I hope I can make something like that again this year. Also, I recently saw this picture online of a celeb (I don’t know who she is) wearing a dress on the red carpet that was very similar to this one. Pencil silhouettes are classic anyway, so I think adding a trumpet or pleated hem just gives it a little flair!