Well this the final result of mum's many attempts at altering the dress! As you can see, ALOT of it was cut off and resuse/resown and altered! Originally mum wanted to keep the sleeves on the dress, but we found that when we lifted our arms up, the dress seemed a bit too short because the sleeves pulled the hemming up. Thus to solve the issue, our wonderful and ingenius mother, cut the sleeves, made them into pockets instead and added elastic around the waist to provide a bit more shape.
Dress looks completely new/different! Have a go at doing some revamping some of your old clothes or second hand clothes, it's extremely rewarding and lets all the creative juices flow!
I was listening to a podcast today, from Rick Warren, the author of A Purpose Driven Life, and he was commenting on creativity and innovation. That for every achivement there should be dozens or more mistakes, or 'almost wins' made. He highlighted the achievements of Albert Einstein, who attained such success while valueing the importance of making mistakes.
Hope you're enjoying the sunshine!
Try something new today!