I tackled a project this weekend that I wanted to share with you all here.
At Goodwill a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were browsing the clothes and we came across this monstrosity:
It was a 16 Wide (I'm a 12) and it was so brightly colored and patterned and so old-fashioned looking that we both laughed and laughed and passed it right by.
But...I kept looking back at it...and looking back...and looking back, until finally, to my friend's great amusement, I blurted "I NEED THAT DRESS" and ran back and grabbed it before anybody else saw the potential I saw.
I figured, you know what? I can make this dress look awesome, adorable, and even sexy!
It was pretty hideous, but it had some neat details. I loved, loved, loved the pattern, the more I looked at it. And it had this cool pleating on the sleeves that struck me as really neat:
The result was even more fabulous than I could have imagined!
It even looks good from the back...
I'm pretty proud of this recon! It's not a dress I would ever have picked out to wear, but reconstructing clothing is giving me a much broader interest in colors and patterns. I love it!! I can even wear it to work (with a blazer):
I love it! See my blog post about it for more details.
Happy Monday everybody!