I thrifted this Laura Ashley dress at Thrift Town, as you can see it was a couple of sizes larger. I love LA dresses because the cotton she uses for her dresses is an amazing quality and the prints are very cute, here's another LA dress I refashioned last year. I was supposed to get this dress done before Easter but I didn't know how to make it work and fit me. Finally I got my Singer's sewing book and started reading for ideas on how to tailor clothes, it helped a lot, except when it came down to the sleeves, I almost made it sleeveless (it's easier) but the ruffled collar would make it hard to wear it under a cardigan and it would definitely hide the beautiful ruffles, the other and most important reason for not making it sleeveless was that I have fat arms and I rather hide those bat-wings. I wasn't thrilled about sleeves either because I was afraid the dress would look too country, nevertheless I went with the sleeved version.
Even Jingles was quite amazed with the outcome as you can see above.
As you can see the ruffled collar goes all the way around the neckline, it's quite fluffy, I got the fabric from an old pajama top.
I wish I had made different sleeves but I'm pleased with the outcome, it's actually the first time I sewed sleeves so I'm not going to fuss about it they came out pretty good...
Happy early Mother's Day to all the beautiful Moms out there!