Remember how I posted about the clothing swap yesterday? Well here's the dress I picked up! Margaret originally had her, but it fit her all kinds of funky (of course it did, she's like 10 sizes smaller than me!) so I tried it on for kicks. I actually liked the way it fit me! I haven't worn this shade of green in a while, even though it used to be my favorite. It's the color of my kitchen...that's how much I used to like it. I don't hate it now, we've just grown apart.
dress- clothing swap
vest- yard sale (from Target)
belt- ?? maybe Target a long time ago ??
shoes- Kohl's (sadly out of stock now)
Things I love: The color, the seam up the middle (which brings focus in and away from hips), the slight flare in the skirt, length, long sleeves.
Things I hate: holy tightness collar (hello, I need to breathe!), too-short sleeves, unlined, and the material makes 80 degree weather feel like I've got the heat of a thousand suns wrapped around me.
Overall, I like the dress. I am going to HAVE to get that collar altered though. I will probably just drop the scoop a couple of inches to ease it up. I may also try to shorten the sleeves slightly and add a lining if that's even possible. I'm so happy I got the dress though! Maybe it will be my first alteration project when I get that far into sewing. Since it was free, I won't cry if I ruin it.