Here is that yellow with black polka dot 80s style dress that I had thrifted in a previous post. I have spent a fair amount of time thinking over how I would go about making this dress less 80s and more modern while still retaining its charm. But I still can’t decide, so I will leave it up to you guys.
First, those enormous shoulder pads had to go. Out came the seam ripper, and off came the shoulder pads.
Then the big puffed sleeves, I took my seam ripper again and opened up the seam to separate the sleeves from the body of the dress.
The skirt and waist fit quite well and I don’t plan on taking them in or altering them much other than putting a dart running down the back of the bodice and across the waistband into the skirt to bring it in a bit. I unfastened the belt loops from the second attachment on the waist to allow me to take the top in up to the underarms.
Now here is the kicker…do I alter and shorten the sleeves and put them back on or leave them off and bind off the openings? I don’t know. What do you think? Sleeves or no sleeves? Cheers, Michele