27 Dec

Modified Tent Dress

Sorry for the late post today, lovely readers.  Travis’ birthday was yesterday, and that combined with the craziness of the holidays has me moving a little slower today… but I hope you all had a super fantastic Christmas!

Travis and I got to dress up for Christmas Eve, and because of our tight, we’re-paying-for-a-wedding budget, I was not into spending money on a new dress.  So I decided to make a new dress out of one that I already owned.

The original dress had baggy, 3/4 length sleeves and fell wide enough from my body that it needed some sort of belt.  I rarely wore it because the combination of baggy sleeves and baggy body was a little overwhelming.  (Similar to the one below.)


So, I cut off the sleeves to mellow it out a bit, and instead of using a regular belt, I came up with an idea that I am super in love with…

I put a cute headband around my waist!  I totally failed at getting a full-body shot of myself in this outfit, but this one will give you the idea.

The headband was $3.80 from Forever 21 (get it here) and the dress was handed down to me by a friend, so overall, this was a very inexpensive transformation.

What do you think of my modified dress?  Have you ever used unlikely accessories for reasons other than what they’re intended for?  Did you get to dress up for Christmas?

{ posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 }


Comments: {2}

  • Sirleen writes:

    I think your modified dress (and you) are darling!!

    I’ve used old rhinestone clip-on earrings on necklines and pockets for a bit of sparkle. And I have a heavy glass bead necklace that I use as a belt.

    Yes, I got to dress up for Christmas Eve. It’s so much fun!!

  • Michelle Anna writes:

    That’s a cute idea. I have a dress similiar to this at home. I feel that I need to spice it up so I don’t usually wear it out. I’m definitely going to try adding a belt or necklace.

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