My Instragram friends got a sneak peek of this!
I'm not one to completely overhaul a garment and make it into something new. However, if I see something at the thrift store that needs a few minor repairs and changes, I might just buy it. Such is the case with this dress:
Dottie couldn't resist posing with me. Just look at that winning smile! This dress caught my eye while browsing around Family Thrift. It was my color (green!), a shape I love to wear, and only a few dollars. Sure, it had a couple of minor issues, but I knew I could take care of them.
A close up of the twisty shoulder details. You can also see remnants of one of the 'issues' I mentioned. The neckline had giant green oval gems stitched on along the edge. They weren't really my style, and they were also far too heavy for the dress. They actually caused a hole that was large enough to need stitching on the right side (can you see it?), along with little pin-sized holes everywhere else. They're not super noticeable, and I'm hoping they'll diminish after the next wash.
Another small hole that needed stitching. I had thread on hand that matched the color of the fabric perfectly. All I had to do was satin stitch over the hole, and it was almost as good as new.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this may have been used as a swimsuit coverup, but I intend to wear it as a dress. What have you rescued from the thrift store lately?