Today was my nephew’s christening day, and I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the Godparents which is a lovely thing to be asked. A few weeks back I bought a dress for the occasion which I posted about here. I struggled finding exactly what I wanted, so instead I went for something I could alter and adjust to make it just right. I took the dress up quite a lot so that it fell above the knee, and also cut the sleeves off, but that isn’t obvious in these pictures.

Chiffon Bolero – Warehouse

Dress & Belt – Ryan’s Vintage, Manchester

Shoes – Primark

As you can see it looks very different from before! I wore it with a navy chiffon bolero and kitten heels for a Spring look, even though it was absolutely freezing outside! I’m glad I got this dress though. It will come in really handy over Summer and for our holiday as its really light and works well dressed up or down.

Have you ever altered anything like this? How did it turn out?




  1. February 20, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    Great job on the dress, it looks lovely! And congrats on being asked as godmother, that's very special

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  2. February 21, 2011 / 12:10 am

    I've never altered anything myself – my sewing projects always seem to get waylaid. You've done a fab job though – it's such a perfect length now, and looks great with the flash of colour 🙂


    [congrats on becoming a godparent too!]

  3. February 21, 2011 / 3:19 am

    Ohhhh what a gorgeous outfit – you've done such a good job on the dress, it really suits you! Congratulations on becoming a godmother, that's pretty special 🙂
    Beth @ Baking and Brogues

  4. February 21, 2011 / 5:47 am

    Looks lovely. Really like the jacket.

    X x

  5. February 21, 2011 / 9:34 am

    yes! love this outfit you look so ladylike.

  6. February 21, 2011 / 11:08 am

    Really love that dress. So pretty x

  7. February 21, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    I loveee that little dress! So cute and really versatile x

  8. February 21, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    the dress looks fab + congrats on becoming a godmother 🙂 xoxo

  9. February 22, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    Beauitful dress. 🙂

  10. February 22, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    I love this outfit Claire – you look stunning! x

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