I’m so upset with Joe Fresh – and here’s why. FIRST – they design the PERFECT white lace dress…just the right length…with short sleeves…the prettiest lace trimming AND priced at only $49. THEN – they send this dress to various Canadian fashion bloggers – who proceed to share gorgeous outfit pictures on Instagram.
|Dress: Joe Fresh (similar) / Earrings: H&M (similar) / Bag: Minkoff / Sandals: Target (similar)
All of this may sound good…then why am I so upset? Because Joe Fresh didn’t make enough of this dress! It was just SOOOOO hard to find, I had friends and family all over Canada looking for it.
When it comes to finding a wishlist item, I’m super-persistent. So I was able to track down the last lace dress at their Queen Street West store. But there was one problem…it was two sizes too big!
|Before & After
You would think that I’d accept my fate and move on. But by now, my search had turned into an obsession. I was determined to make it work…and so I brought it home. With my mother’s expert sewing skills – we slimmed the sleeves and added elastic to shorten the waistline. I also hand-stitched some nips and tucks across the shoulder and neckline to make it look more fitted.
And here is the finished result – a dress I’m SO in love with – maybe all that extra effort made me love it more? But seriously Joe Fresh….next time you design something SO amazing – please make enough to go around?
Have you ever spent an inordinate amount of time tracking down a must-have item? Was it worth the effort?