This past weekend the hubby took me to see Florence + the Machine in concert! I was super excited because I love their music! In the spirit of the concert I would be needing a boho look!
I started with this dress, which is out of my comfort zone because I really don't like green. But I'll give it a try!
I began by taking in the bodice by 2 1/2 inches.
Then I shortened the straps.
Awhile back I dyed this shirt, which used to be white. I was very surprised at how the lace had taken in the dye and very unimpressed by how the shirt did not. As a whole the shirt looked nice but it wasn't what I wanted.
I harvested the lace from that shirt for my new dress.
I sewed the larger lace to the front.
I also used fabric paint to add a little color to the existing dress...not too pleased on how the color turned out.
I sewed the smaller lace pieces to the back where the straps ended.
The bottom of the dress had this drawstring. I added wooden beads for decoration then decided I wanted to remove the drawstring all together.
Now for the flower crown:
I wrapped an old headband in brown ribbon.
Hot glued fabric flowers onto the headband.
This is what I ended up with!
I think it turned out really nice!
Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: http://therefashstash.wordpress.com