So, as you may have seen in my post the other day, I thrifted this jumpsuit that I would shudder to see anyone wear. But the print was kinda sweet, and the price was right, so I took it home with me and transformed it into a little dress.
See? The print is a bunch of tiny little flower baskets. Kinda cute. But not when it's part of an outdated pantsuit with shoulder pads. :P
Here's the finished product. I made the pants into a skirt using the same method as in this post, then shortened the skirt to a more modern length. I took in the sides a little and I cut off the sleeves, and changed the neckline by removing the collar. I tried my hand at making some bias tape to finish the neckline with so that it would lay flat, and it came out ok. Not wonderful, but better than my first try. I also had to take the bottom button and move it up to the top because my neckline was higher than the original.
Here's a back and side view of the finished dress.
Here's a closer picture of the bias tape neckline I made. I don't know if you can see it very well or not.
So what do you think? Should I add pockets to it somehow? I'd also love to hear any styling ideas you guys have for this dress. I'm still trying to figure out some ways to wear it without looking outdated. Thoughts?