It started with the granny dress, complete with restrictive collar, floor length, and side zipper to hold in all those granny bits.
I found this little gem at the dollar-a-pound thrift store in Asheville, NC. It's a small one but I left with some good stuff! Read: refashionable stuff. This dress was originally a Liz Claiborne granny dress. The tag said the material was imported but didn't tell me what kind it is. It feels like a super light weight jean fabric, like a chambray. But what do I know....
I grabbed that sucker off my dress form, tried it on and started safety pinning off the too big parts.
Then I ended up here: I removed the inner loopy neckline, leaving just the outer embroidery, took the length up a ton, took in the sides, and made endless hems. When I tried it on again tho, the sleeves were too tight. SO, I just cut the existing hem plus maybe a quarter inch, and then hemmed that as well. I ended up with this:
And the back!
What do you think? My husband said it looks like scrubs, I think it looks rather hippie and I feel like it needs something but I don't know what :/ help!