It’s too darn hot. We hit a high of 99 today, which meant weather-appropriate attire was a must. I went with this light cotton dress to wear today.
I don’t have a before picture of it because I purchased it at a second hand store about 15 years ago (yeah, I don’t let go of things much!). It was a white cotton slip, but I made some alterations so it could be worn as a dress.
I first removed the slip-like straps, which was a dead giveaway that it was really an undergarment (below is a portion of the old strap that still remains).
I attached straps I removed from another dress (that one is now strapless). I also sewed one strap on each side at the waist because it was a little big on me.
I wore it white for several years and last summer decided I needed a change. I dyed it with Rit’s Kelly Green. I love how it gave the hem and flowers a slight yellow tint, which made the color pop even more.
I usually wear this number with a sweater because of the loose fit on the bodice, but that wasn’t going to fly today, kids! I needed to take in the bust a little to better fit my mammies, so I simply selected two vintage buttons from my button box and took in each side under the arm.
Within 5 minutes I had a more form fitting sundress! I love getting new uses out of old things. Here’s how the dress ended up (excuse the awkward self portraits).
Stay cool, everyone!