DIY Transforming A Plain Black Dress

If you’ve read my post on my upcycled denim shorts you’ll know that I love updating an old outfit or transforming a new one.

I had a black sundress from Topshop which has been sitting in my wardrobe for ages, it wasn’t that I didn’t like it, it just looked really plain.

While I was on holiday and the cruise stopped off in Palma de Mallorca for the day we went in El Corte Ingles, for those of you who haven’t heard of it before it’s a massive department store that is largely populated across Spain, its the equivalent to our John Lewis and Selfridges.

In the haberdashery section I found some gorgeous ribbons, which I have never seen anything like before in the UK. I picked this ribbon because of the gorgeous colours running through the flowers, it also reminded me of all of the floral crowns that are in the shops at the moment. For a metre of the ribbon it only set me back 6 euros, so I was very pleased with this purchase!

Dress – Topshop// Sandals – Topshop// Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters

This was really simple to do! I simply measured how much of the ribbon I needed for each pocket, pinned it onto the fabric and then sewed it by hand with black thread so it wouldn’t be seen to the eye.

I haven’t added much to the dress, yet its given it a nice pop of colour to make the outfit look more eye catching!

Thank you for reading! What do you think of this dress? Have you tried anything like this?

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