You know what makes me happy? When I get a vintage cotton dress for $25 that’s the perfect canvas to try out some cutout whitework embroidery.

I have been meaning to try it, and the high neckline is too severe for me, so softening it up with some cutout whitework feels like the perfect thing to do. Can’t wait to design it and carry it out! Maybe add some hem detail too?

But first, I was too excited about it and wanted to wear it out ASAP. So in a way, these are the ‘before’ pictures.

Dress – Vintage
Boots – Frye Company *thrifted*
Socks – c/o Swedish Stockings