Sometimes designers get so excited about designing a garment, they go a bit overboard, and the result can look like you’re wearing a costume. Heather’s dress was an example of a designer run amok.


And so many things worked! The beautiful color, awesome cutouts, a ric-rac-esque embroidery (I have a documented love of ric-rac, and it always makes me smile!), but those sleeves were just one design element too many.


I cut them off and hemmed them at a slight angle, and the dress immediately looked 100% better.


Heather looks great, and this proves that sometimes we don’t need to overhaul an entire garment. A 30 minute alteration can make all the difference in the world!


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