This is me. I got this dress at Ross for practically nothing. Love bargains. But the dress was a plain hankie dress. You know, thin white cotton with a little embroidery at the neck. I was going on a cruise through the Panama Canal and I needed a light dress, but you know how one must wear cruise clothes when on a cruise. (I have a carton of cruise clothes in case anyone needs to borrow them!)
OK, So. I cut some deep lace off of a nightie. That makes it vintage, right? I sewed it around the bottom of the plain dress, bringing it up to an inverted V in the front. Then I found a white fringed shawl in my closet, and sewed it on over the shoulders and down to a V in the front and a V in the back. By this time that plain little cotton dress was shimmering in the breeze. Next I sewed some not so vintage lacy flowers in various places and pearly beads all over the place. Now I was in business! This dress had a good time on that cruise!
In this picture I was headed off to an honest to goodness Tea Party! (Hence the hat.)