When summer comes around, I just want to wear all of my paisley print dresses. I don't know what it is about paisley, but I just love it. Don't tell my other paisley dresses (hehe... see here, here, and here), but this one is my favorite one. The soft material, the colors, THE SLEEVES, the v-neck.. it is the perfect dress in my eyes!
However, it wasn't quite "perfect" when I first got it. It had a couple issues for me so I decided to fix it up!I'm the worst at taking before photos, but here's the gist of it: I have a really short torso and the torso on the dress was long. The narrowest part of the dress (waist) would hit me at the widest part of my body (tummy/hips) and looked so awkward! So I took up the shoulders which was a bad idea because it made the next opening and shoulders all weird. I had to undo that and just took out a chunk of the bodice to shorten it. Then also it had two huge slits on the skirt and the v neck was deep so I sewed it up, but that was easy :) I'm not the best at sewing but luckily the pattern is busy enough that it hides the flaws of my altering. And now, I LOVE the dress like crazy!
If you're on a budget, I found an extremely similar dress here. And if you like the "feel" of my dress, you can find other cute paisley dresses in different styles here, here, and here!