It's actually been worn only once or twice. Why? Because of that ruffle...it looked great when I was standing still but I ended it in a funny place. So in day to day wearing it was just weird. Therefore, it sat in the back of the closet.
After I moved, I put it in the sewing cave to be altered...before the flood...then I lost track of it after I put the cave back together. Moving some clothes around last weekend, I found it again and realized that it wouldn't take much to change it.
Removing the ruffle and trim was easy enough...
But it meant the dress was kind of plain. To combat that I added some stitching at the neckline and sleeve hems. It's still a very basic dress but I have several cardigans, along with an assortment of necklaces that will make this sing!
Here are a few pictures of the refreshed dress in action...
Worn with a RTW cardigan
I'm glad I took the time to alter it! It's been a cooler, less humid and hot summer, so this dress is perfect to add to the rotation. I haven't sewn as much this year as I have in years past. Probably because I have a closet full of beautiful clothing and I keep finding treasures like these hidden in the back of it.
...as always more later!