Thursday, February 9, 2012

Refashion: Dinner with the General's Wife

I bought this dress at Goodwill a little while ago. It's from Talbots, and I liked the fabric, but not in the heavy dose of an entire dress.
the key to a great "before" shot is adding nice touches like my socks to make it extra ugly

So, when my husband volunteered me to go to a dinner at the general's house with a bunch of other officer's wives (more on that later), I decided I would finally fix up this dress and make myself an outfit for the event. I also convinced my husband to buy me these shoes for the occasion. He is such a dear, that husband of mine!

Here is the finished product. 

So what do you think? I guess my real question is do you think it's too puffy and I should take in the sides a little? Also, do you even like the fabric or is it so 15 years ago??

Also, do you like my sweater? Now I'm just fishing for compliments. You don't have to answer that. But I love it. And it's really soft. 

Anyway, the moral of the story is that this skirt cost me $4, so I'm pretty happy about it. 


  1. You rock Annie! I love the entire outfit. I wish i could be that great at sewing. And the shoes totally complete the outfit ;)

  2. You definitely have an eye for things I don't because my first thought on the original dress was...fug. It turned out so cute though! And, I L-O-V-E the shoes and sweater. Maybe next week we should have a sewing night???

  3. Fish away my friend, because I am biting! LOVE the skirt. I don't think you need to take it in. The belt totally makes it fun and funky, but the sweater/shoes/tights make it refined enough for the occasion. Basically, stellar outfit. I want those shoes.

  4. Love love love everything about this!!! :)

  5. I want to know about the General's wife!