Little tricky taking those before pics since the majority of buttons had already fallen off, and the rest were just hanging on by a thread.
First thing first was swap out the buttons. I found these red pretties from a vintage button shop.
Next I chopped off some length. Sorry no picture! And then I added piping everywhere.
And I had a wonderful photographer and lots of fun taking the after pics.
And there you have it. Thrifted dress $6.50, piping $3 and buttons $8. The shoes were a thrifted $6 and the hat was thrifted for $2.50. Whole look: $26.
Thanks for looking! Happy refashioning.