I PROMISE I will not become a crazy reconstruction queen trying to chop vintage here and there until it loses all of its charm. But after that discussion of maxi dresses, i just thought I'd give it one more a shot. Now, I am one of the biggest supporters of puff sleeves...i totally dig them. But when you have 16 yards of floral fabric, lots of lace and puff sleeves, it can be come a bit "little house on the prairie" (as dalena would say:). I gave this dress a few weeks in the shop in its original form. Although I try not to pay much attention to "hearts," i think they can be a good indication of what the public likes. According to hearts, 1 in 100 people liked this dress. bad ratio.
It just needed to simplify and i think its much more wearable and more lovely with a bit less fabric.
My friend and seamstress, laurie, helped me a TON on this dress :)