i bought a really cute vintage "tent dress" from etsy a few months ago. i was so excited to get it, but when i tried it on, it was SO NOT CUTE. example:
it made me feel like roseanne! but it showed promise and i knew i could make something out of it. so the first thing i did was to take up the length to a place where it hit me better.
then the neck started to choke me. something had to be done! (ignore the cracked-out look here)
after that, it still felt a little too tenty, so i did a dart in the back to make it a little more fitted.
i love that necklace with the top. i might make it even more fitted, or wear a big belt right under the bust to give it more shape, but for a first recon, i was very pleased. i wore it out last night on a date with my boyfriend, and he LOVED it. i hope you enjoy seeing it as much as i enjoyed making it!