“More polka-dots?” I hear you saying. I just couldn’t resist this dress at the thrift store, partly because it reminded me so strongly of these from Orla Kiely. Or at least it will hopefully resemble them, by the time I’m done with it.
Obviously it needs to be shorter and more fitted in the torso. It can’t be too fitted, though, because those buttons on the front? They’re totally fake. And while I guess I could make buttonholes, I’d rather not.
I put it on, marked the length I wanted it, then cut off the excess fabric. Then I took it in at the sides and hemmed the bottom.
This is what I have so far, and while it’s definitely an improvement, I think I need to fix the fit at the shoulders. There’s also the matter of the sleeves. I can’t decide what to do with them, so I’ll enlist your help. After looking at these photos I’m leaning towards the short sleeve option, but what do you think?
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