I’ve had this dress for 4 years, but have worn it only a half dozen times.
I love denim dresses, and the embroidery makes my heart go pittypat.
But the shape is boxy and the laced neckline looks like junk.
It’s a few sizes too big; I’ve taken it in at the sides twice.
It’s a bit too short; just grazes the top of my knee. I added the lace on the hem to make it cover my knees.
I would love to remake it as a jumper, so I cut it at the shoulder seams and started playing with it.
pulling out the lacing helped; I don’t mind the grommets. I moved it down about 10" to get lots more length. That dark slash at the waist used to be a bust dart.
a doily shoulder seemed like a good idea, but looks a little heavy. I would cut the doily to give a single row, instead of the double row of circles, but still a bit much.
This looks better, but now it’s getting too skimpy. I don’t know that it says jumper.
I think all the neckline lace would compete with any blouse I wore under it. I don’t have any matching denim, except for the lacing–that’s the blue cord on top of the lace.
It would make a really cute sundress, but I’d be falling out of the Windows of Hell armholes (costume reference, sidelesssurcote). I’ve got a couple extra inches of fabric at the sides, but not enough to close up the armholes.
So, um, any suggestions?