I have a new obsession....
.... going to the thrift store and buying every frumpy dress there. Seriously. Yesterday was dollar day at my local Goodwill, and I definitely bought out a solid portion of the 80's. [which is only funny because I wasn't lucky enough to have lived in that decade...].
In my adventures in learning how to sew, I decided that it would be best if I just practiced on thrifted clothing. That way if I screw up, no big deal :]
I mean, so many people in the blogging community already do it, so that's acceptable, yeah? Yeah.
Here is the first dress that I snagged and gave a little makeover to:
Made slightly less frumpy! But still kind of frumpy because that's how we do.
And cowboy boots.
I didn't do anything too complicated to fix it up:
Just hacked out those darling shoulder pads [oh if only they were in style... but not really].
Chopped a few inches off the sleeves.
Cut a solid eight inches or so off the bottom.
Then hemmed everything all up! Which makes me desperately wish I had a sewing machine already... Why tuition, whyyyy.
Perfect for frolicking through fields right? RIGHT.
I have a few more dresses that I'm refashioning right now too, so I'm still pretty excited :]