This is a RTW red ponte knit dress I bought with a gift card. Someone gave me a store gift card for X'mas and I didn't know what to do with it. So I went to the Clearance rack and found a few things. This XL dress was huge on me but it's a Red Ponte knit!! My favourite colour and my favourite kind of knit!! And it only cost $4.97! Don't worry I haven't changed my consumption habit. I'm still Thrift Store girl at heart. This is a rare occasion because of the gift card.
Anyway, I used the knit dress in Butterick 5146 as a base, added cap sleeves and changed the neckline slit. It has a slight a-line which suits me well. I thought the neckline looked a bit bare, so I rummaged through my notions stash and found a faux leather strap and buckle set. I thought it might jazz up the dress a little. So this is how it turned out:
(oh I forgot to clip the thread ends...busted....)
But wait! That's not all. If I want to wear some elaborate jewelry with this dress, I can wear the dress backwards like this:
I'm really happy with this dress - it's red, it's knit, it's travel friendly, it's versatile for work and play. I can even layer it with long sleeves tees and leggings for the Fall. It's definitely my favourite Little Red Dress thus far!