First I trimmed off some of the excess material and folded the material inwards to the shoulder seam and pinned in place.
Then I hand stitched along the arm seam on the inside of the dress to create a sort of mini puffed sleeve. I have used the sewing machine but couldn't be bothered to get it down from the cupboard, plus I wanted to sit outside in the sunshine.
The finished dress! Apologies for the slightly grainy pictures. I have accidently changed one of the settings on my camera and I am still working out how to change it back.
I also think this dress will work much better with a bit of a sun tan (I am working on it).
Customised dress - Dorothy Perkins
Suede bag - Dorothy Perkins
Shoes - Karen Millen (many years ago)
Necklace - Etsy