This dress was $10 at a vintage store in Victoria, and a pink silk blouse at the Bowen sale for $2. I saw potential in each, but had no inspiration until I saw this Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland costume.
I draped the dress over the blouse and started cutting. The silk trim from the hem became a ruffle neckline added to the turned-up collar on which I moved the button to an exposed position.
I added a vintage button as the new closure.
To the neck and sleeves, I added organza ribbon. To the sleeve, I added a bell ruffle with the dress hem trim together with a few layers of lilac tulle.
The resulting jacket is very pink and frilly, so wearing it requires a special occasion – like my birthday!