Recently I wrote about how my mum saved my (clothes lacking) ass by gifting me some old clothes she could no longer wear. Well, I have finally managed to do some upcycling work on one of the two dresses she gave me.
In my head, this photo session with my reluctant photographer/boyfriend was supposed to be more a ‘hey look at me and my multicoloured dress, it goes very well with these trees, doesn’t it?”. Instead it became a lot more ‘hey, I live in the woods in a small house and the animals and trees are my only friends’. My sincere apologies for that.
In terms of upcycling, my changes to this dress were pretty minimal. I removed the sleeves, and moved the waist up about 1.5″. The biggest change I did was remove quite a lot of the fullness of the skirt. This meant loosing the pockets unfortunately, but I’m happy I did it as the tight gathers made it look a bit too girly.
I really love the style of the dress on me. My mum and I have exactly the same build, so it’s no wonder that her clothes fit me well. I’m thinking about making the same changes to the white/yellow striped version of this dress she gave me, but dye it black or maybe dark blue.
I know I’m ranting a lot about upcycling on my blog at the moment. Sorry guys, but there’s a whole lot more to come….
- Dress cost = nil