Today's look is a remake of this Ann Taylor Loft dress. I'm glad I didn't "buy" it a couple of days ago because it is now on sale for $50!!! This is still about $49 more than I could pay, but hey, it still a really cute dress!
The Anne Taylor dress has a very light stripped pattern on it. My dress has a very small herringbone pattern.
This dress was a size "12". It was too large in everywhere but the neckline fit and it had a zipper in the back.
This dress makes me want to dance!
I wanted to make the dress short, so with it on, I took a pin and marked where I wanted to cut it.
Next, I did what I call the "pinch test". With the dress on, I take both my hands and pinch the seams on the side to see about how much to take off. I measure with my thumb. In the case of this dress, I had to take a thumbs length off. (***always try to dress on before cutting off excess****)
The only unfinished seam on this dress was the bottom. I folded it under and sewed across it. I still had my machine threaded blue so I left it that way because I liked the little added color. Since the pattern was so busy, it was very hard to see, but I liked it :)
Molly asked what I was going to do with the excess material. The excess is big enough to make a skirt out of... Might happen at a later date :)
It was 70 degrees out! It felt amazing outside!!! The only downside was that the ground was still soaking wet from the snow.
I paired the dress with a sparkly Ann Taylor Loft belt that I got a couple of years ago. LOVE IT! It ties in the back so in these pictures the bow is in the back.
Then we went to the fabulous RTP 180. That's a #rtp180 if you're on twitter. I changed the bow to have the tie in the front for this event.
At the RTP headquaters (also where they filmed scenes from Iron Man 3) there are a bunch of painted cows.
Sarah was skeptical about posing with the cow...
but eventually, she was cool with it :)
This might be one of my favorite remakes. This dress was very fun to wear and honestly wasn't very hard to remake. New Love!