Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pretty, Pretty Paisley

I was short on cash this birthday so instead of buying a new dress I went ahead and altered this vintage paisley one since I love the colors and the print.

This dress used to have long sleeves, a longer hemline and a high neckline. I cut the dress how I wanted it first and then I rolled and sewed all the undone fabric.

The hem and the arm holes lay a bit low now so I have to wear a cami underneath but I am still very pleased with the results. I am getting a bit braver with my sewing machine!

I was hesitant to hem the bottom at first because I didn't want the pleated fabric to look weird after it was shortened. It just ended up being a bit ruffly. I am sure I could go and iron the pleats individually but I don't mind the swirl effect.

In this look:

  • Vintage paisley dress
  • Black camisole
  • Black stretch belt from UO
  • Jules Smith good luck charm jelly bracelet set
  • Steve Madden combat boots
  • Riri Woo Nude lipstick

 Hope everyone is having a great October! I am pretty sure that it is my favorite month :).

<3 KM

1 comment:

  1. I love the pic of you crouching. Reminds me of a grunge album liner pic.
    Boot with dresses are about my favorite clothing juxtaposition. Your alterations look great!