I got my hands on a good one today friends!! Totally early 90s…floral print, frillsters collar, those glorious sashes to tie in the back. Loved it!
You know what else I loved? The entire top of the dress that was without any of the five buttons that should have been on it still!
We’ll be taking care of the button ish in a few.
First, we’re gonna get rid of that collar!! I took my seam ripper and started de-threading
A closer up shot shows the lovely stain detail on the collar that I didn’t even notice until now. Classy!!
Now it’s button time! I grabbed five of the same octagon buttons with a little brown stone in the center that I had in my Ziploc freezer bag full of button goodness! I pinned each button in place of where I was going to hand sew.
Little by little I got each of the five buttons secured! Woo hoo – didn’t want to be Flash Gordon today 🙂 (Terrible, terrible pun…apologies!)
It looks like they came with the dress!
Ooh, and with this dress came some pads that I snipped out next.
Before I get to stitching on the sewing machine, the sleeves had to get removed. We’re going sleeveless, baby!
Ooh, and look at that hole on the waist – we’re tackling that as well as folding down a little of the neckline to make a slight V. Sewing machine, here I come!!
After the sewing, I tied the sashes together and cinched the straps with some safety pins because after I tried it on, I wasn’t completely thrilled and wanted to give it a little more flavor. Wanna see the outcome??
Totally, utterly heart this dress!! I took the sashes and tied them into the back and my summer dress was cookin!! Literally I got to cooking in my kitch.
What I loved is that my dress has a similar look to this lovely one I found on Modcloth.
Cooking club is tomorrow night, so I had to cut some onions, mince some garlic and clean some house! Mediterranean theme here I come!
I’m already pretending I’m in Greece.
I will be dreaming of feta and hummus tonight in anticipation!