Sunday, March 8, 2009

Primark Jungle Floral Print Dress

This strapless jersey dress was one of the first things I bought after I moved to London. Branded "Atmosphere", it was from Primark-the store where you feel like a millionaire because high fashion is dirt cheap. 

Found this on a clearance rack. It was £8 reduced to £1. What a bargain!

Unfortunately I only got to wear it once thanks to the crummy climate. Layered it over a tight long sleeved top but couldn't pull off the look. I took it back to Sydney where it would get more use.

Pulled it out today but it fitted terribly. The upper band scrunches over and the dress falls so I'm constantly hiking it up. It was practically unwearable, which is annoying because I liked the black and purple print. Suddenly had an idea which would save the dress from the charity bin.

I shortened the waist ties and turned them into shoulder straps. (If you know how to sew in a straight line, this is really easy to do.) I hemmed the waist straps which were still long enough to tie a bow at the back.  Now the dress fits better than ever!

Very pleased with the rescue operation. 


  1. EXACTLY what I was looking for...putting straps onto a strapless dress with the bow tied around the waist. Thanks
    The dress looks AWESOME :) I LOVE the print also.

  2. I would love to see some of your work, you seem to have an **idea eye** for details :) UNLIKE me I have a hard time coming up with little x-tras like this.



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