This simple red dress was given to me in a pile of hand-me-downs. I didn't really love or hate the dress. I held onto it because the overall fit was good and I figured maybe it would be a good dress during the Christmas season. Christmas came and went two times and I never wore this dress.
I had these pom poms I bought for another craft project, but never used them.
I had an epiphany after seeing this cute sweater on Zooey Dechanel.
The color of the pom poms were a perfect match for the dress. It definitely feels very "fall", but I thought it would be worth a shot. I pinned a few on to get an idea if it would work. I got pretty carried away. Since I had pinned so many, I had to hand sew them all to the dress while on the dress form or I would screw up all my measurements.
It is definitely a little funky, but I love how it came out! My daughter calls it my fall ball dress. My son thinks it looks like I broke out in a Skittles rash. I call it my gumball dress. Either way, I think it is super fun and totally unique.
Here it is on.
As you can see, I shortened the sleeves, hand sewed pom pom balls to the majority of the front of the dress and I left the back plain.
I haven't worn this out yet, but I can't wait to see what people say. I definitely think it is a conversation piece that people will either love or hate, but it is sure to make people smile either way.