Oh hai fall, I didn’t know it was you!
I am deeply and profoundly excited about our (admittedly slight) change in temperature here in SC. Usually I get a little down as cold weather approaches, but not this year. :) I’m ready for stews, tea and nights curled up with a book by my fireplace.
I even decorated!
I’m also excited about a certain 90’s trend that’s making a comeback this year: Fall Florals!
You can read my recent Good Life Blog post about super-thriftable Fall 2016 trends here.
When I saw this frock on my refashion rack, my gears began to turn.
I know. I know. It sort of looks like like someone has already refashioned this odd dropped-waist frock from their great grandmother’s curtains, right? But look closer! That print is actually totally on-trend (and I think really pretty).
The button-up back was a little challenging, but I had plans for it too.
Like I said, I think this print is quite pretty, I just need a little less of it.
I started with these:
You can probably guess what that means.
I have way more dresses than I do tops, so severing this one gave me no hardship whatsoever.
This dress came equipped with now-unnecessary belt loops on the front, and those were removed as well.
The front of this dress featured a peplum, so I only had to give it half a hem.
I stitched my back hem…
…and was almost done! :)
I decided to take advantage of that button-up back by converting it to a button-up front. I removed the top button, then pressed a nice, pleasing V.
I also removed that tag from the now-front of my now-top.
After rolling up the sleeves a little and pairing it with my recently-skinnified jeans, I was ready to head off to my friend Cole’s art show opening!
In the back room of the art show venue, I discovered something disturbing…
Cheers, and Happy Fall!