I get a little giddy when I find a dress that is truly bad.
There’s nowhere for this dress to go but up! I like the lace and I like the fortuny-style pleating, but I can’t stand them together (sensory overload!), so I removed the skirt.
I also had to remove these icky guys:
I might’ve left the sleeves on if it wasn’t so very hot outside, but as we’re in the middle of a heat wave, they had to go. Remember…it doesn’t get cool at night in the south; It just gets dark.
When the sleeves were removed, I pinned the raw edges under, and sewed them down.
The three layers of fabric were a pain to work with, but I got everything sewed down just fine. :)
Next, I had to fix that neckline. You guys are going to get absolutely sick of me turning everything into a V-neck, and I promise to throw a bit more variety in there soon! I usually choose a V-neck because I have a short neck, and the V gives the illusion of a longer neck. Hey…we all have our insecurities. :)
Once the new neckline was pinned in place, I stitched it down, and headed off to for a few tasty pints of pale ale and the Rockabilly stylings of the !
I styled my new top with a couple of accessories. ;)
…and paused for a pic with a member of the band. :)