Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! Whether you’re in a relationship with someone special or a swingin’ single, I hope yours was marvelous! My V-day dress certainly wasn’t going to put anyone in the mood for fun and romance when I first put it on.
Yech! Those hideously malformed shoulder pads! Those too-short sleeves! That icky length! Plus, it was about as boring as it could possibly be!
Not to worry! I have a plan! First off, I removed the pads and the weirdo buckle-thing from the back of the dress.
Oh…check these out…
I removed those silly fake pockets from the front of the dress with my seam ripper.
That’s better! Next, I pinned the neckline into a more pleasing V.
Then, I ran the neckline through my machine.
Now that my neckline was looking much sweeter, I immediately got to chopping off the not-so-sweet length.
I pinned my new hem under, tucking away the raw edge.
I ran my new hem under the needle, and pressed all my new hems.
I still wasn’t satisfied. This was Valentine’s Day, after all, and my dress was still a wee bit dull for the fancy schmancy dinner my fella was treating me to.
Luckily, I found these guys:
I hardly ever buy buttons, thanks to my awesome tin ‘o buttons I inherited from my mom. I removed the boring buttons, and put them in the tin. I replaced them with these lovely red ones! I thought they complimented the navy hue of the dress splendidly!
I pushed the sleeves up over my elbows, tied on a sash from a previous refashion, and my new dress was ready for an evening of romance!
I even got to break out my favorite coat. I bought this for a dollar waaaay back in high school, and absolutely will never part with it (even if it only gets to come out for Christmas and V-day). :)
Oh yes…be sure to check back here tomorrow, as I’ll be announcing a fun giveaway that will delight and inspire one lucky reader!