Hello Readers. This little gem of a dress was at a clothes swap a while back. It looks a little like a school uniform to me. There is nothing wrong with school uniforms but at the ripe old age of 45, that is not a great look for me. (I love all kinds of crazy funky styles but even I have my limits.)
I loved the plaid fabric and I knew I could do something with this dress. It was in great condition and it fit well. It wasn't very exciting or sophisticated the way it was as a dress. I decided to make a shirt with a peplum at the bottom.
I have to be honest, it was super simple. I just cut off the lower part of the dress. I thought the peplum should be about 4 inches long. I was just sort of guessing. I made a new hem at the bottom of the shirt so it would be nice and neat. And I ironed it. I hate to iron but sometimes it is a must.
I liked the end result a lot. It was still a simple button down shirt but the peplum makes it so much more feminine and fun.
Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.