How many times have you gone into a thrift store and giggled at an over-the-top, overly puffy, brightly-coloured or multi-patterned dress from the 80s, that sure, is completely FANTASTIC, but at the same time, just far too hilarious /impractical to ever be worn out in public? Well if you don't feel guilty about cutting these dresses up, they can actually be the perfect project, and you can turn them into something much more on-trend.
Take this puffy-sleeved, bright blue velvet number here, for instance:
I actually ended up chopping it in half, and making it into both a tight-fitting blue velvet skirt, and a cropped peter-pan collar embellished singlet top. I'm just wearing both here at the same time! (And they work together as well, as a dress!)
So next time you're laughing at that ridiculous dress in a charity store, stop and think for a moment: actually, maybe that could become awesome with a little DIY!
Hope you're all super well & happy!