Outfitting: Cool Runnings

This dress has been sitting in my closet for like 6 months. I originally ordered it custom-made from Liza Rietz on etsy, but had to send it back because it was way too large on top. When she sent it back to me, it was still huge (and unflattering... I was swimming in it!). I thought it was a lost cause until I found a dressmaker in LA who really knows what she's doing. For $10 (the original dress cost $210 on sale), she figured out that at least 2-3 inches needed to be taken from the back, and voila. She also shortened the runner that goes down the middle; it was comically long originally. 

Never underestimate the power of a well tailored dress! I'm so glad I was able to save this one.
  • Liza Rietz kimono dress
  • Gap woven belt
  • Fluevog 'Aquarius' sandals
4 responses
This dress is amazing. I love it.
Love the belt that you paired with it, really nice touch. And good call on the runner.

I love etsy but had a similar problem with an expensive-ish dress that was just too darn big on me. I wanted to send it back to be fixed, but was doubtful that it could be fitted to my body so I just returned it. Glad yours worked out!

$10 for an alteration? what a steal.
Totally. She just does it for fun, not for a living!