Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I LOVE the color coral. It's bright, springy and just overall a happy color. When I was in high school, I wore a coral dress to prom one year. I could probably go find a picture to share...maybe sometime, haha. I'll save embarrassing myself for another day :)

My eyes were instantly drawn to this beautiful coral dress at the thrift store:

Hmm...so many possibilities with this one!
What I liked about this dress:

-Clearly, the color!
-I really like shirt dresses in general, so I knew right away that I would keep the basic structure of this dress the same.

I was having a hard time decided what time era this dress came from, maybe the 80s, with a slight 60s flare? At any rate, I really liked it!

I started by taking out the shoulder pads, like always. Since I wanted to keep the basic dress the same, I didn't have to do too much. I measured and took in the sides:

I then serged them up to keep them from fraying. While I was at it, I decided to shorten the dress and serge the bottom and leave it as is-a nice little detail at the bottom :)

And here is the new, improved shirt dress:

You can kind of see the serged bottom of the dress. And yes, I do realize that I am wearing cream heels when the buttons and stuff on the dress are white, haha. I only have one pair of white heels (that I wore at my wedding) and they just didn't fit right with the dress :)

I have also started a new venture...hat making! I have always loved hats, but have never even thought of trying to make any until recently. The one in the picture is my newest creation.

I've been researching millinery like crazy, and I have lots of ideas that I've been having a blast trying out. When we were in Europe, I absolutely loved seeing ladies wearing hats. Let's bring hats back!!

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  1. soo cute! looks very 60s! the color is very flattering on you:D

  2. I LOVE coral, too! Great job!

  3. YES, totally! I was just ranting about hats the other day on my blog too! http://heyasparky.blogspot.com/2011/02/why-should-brits-have-all-fun.html

    And I've been trying desperately to find a tasteful one for a wedding this weekend with no luck so far. Sad face.

  4. Adorable! Love it and I love coral too! It is so great for spring and summer, makes you look extra tan..woo! THanks for linkin up!