Second; yes, this refashion is somewhat of a rip off. Why always reinvent the wheel? If a blogger shows us his or her great idea, I think it's a suggestion that we try it out! No shame.
Hey, it's another loud, colorful flower dress:
I did the old "sleeve tie" trick.
You know the one. You pull your arms out of the sleeves and tie those sleeves around your waist. Of course, I'm always leery of strapless. I added straps.
Ta da. Here's the kicker: it looks like a perfectly lovely summer dress, but with that excess material all gathered up at the waist it was just too warm. I figure it could be appropriate to wear to work with a shirt under of little cardigan over. See more and find out why I looked so sad in my after pics :(
Thank you for reading, and spoiler alert for anyone who clicks the link: my job situation worked out.