Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Boring Red Dress Turns Polka Dotted Fun!

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.  


6 comments:

fabrichoarder said...

Who doesn't like pom-poms? Cute!

Chickie Walsh said...

A gumball dress! That is awesome. I love it.

jenny_o said...

I love it too!

Marisa Glied said...

No Way! I was very hesitant about the pom poms but you totally nailed it! It is suuuuuper cute! Amazing job!

-TheRefashStash

Amy Bean said...

Jessica Day would absolutely love it!

jennifer elliott said...

Awesome job!

Jennifer Elliott, EOD