This is my first challenge, so I did it mostly for fun, not to win. And it was fun!
I also learned a little about pattern drafting and stuff! :-)
I pretty much only shop thrift. So it was hard going into it looking for something UGLY.
I wanted to find the typical "UGLY THRIFT STORE OUTFIT": something with gross material, unflattering, and shoulder-pads.
I see these outfits all the time at thrift stores and think, yuck!
I thought this was an excellent example of how someone who is on the curvy side (I weigh 180ish) can make bad/good clothing choices!
This is the outfit I chose. Ugly synthetic material. Check! Unflattering. Check! Shoulder-pads. Check!
(Sorry these are big and not the highest quality. I'm still learning here!)
As for changes: I disassembled the cover-up thingie and made it into a sort of shrug. I made the sleeves more cap-like and shortened it significantly. The fabric was pretty yucky synthetic so I ended up with less than I wanted due to having to make double hems to keep from fraying. I actually really like this little shrug now and will wear it over camisoles.
I thought the under dress needed some shaping, and also thought it'd be more functional if it were a tank top and a little black skirt. I put elastic in the top of the skirt to hold it up.
This would be great for going to a show or a party. My husband was frightened by the before ("Ruthie, that is *REALLY* not flattering") but thinks the after is super cute.
Also, shoulder pads make great dog toys. :-)
Thanks for looking!!!!!!!