This dress is a traditional Filipino butterfly sleeved one, which is pretty much a sight to behold. Bright pink, and big, ole puffy sleeves.
We could have used material to brew coffee after! Post-sleeve fix, I worked on removing the bodice from the skirt, to turn this into two separate pieces. Since it won't work again as a dress, we're getting crafty and repurposing into a completely different piece. The stitches around the waist were removed and the dress turned into two pieces! Next, the raw edges at the bottom of the bodice got pinned under and then sewn in place.
The neckline was given a little cinch and pinch, where by cinching the bust area and pinning a safety pin in place, a bit of ruching is created and in just a few easy steps, you can go from frockalicious to super chic and have something appropriate for day…or night with just some accessory changes!