Day 24: Viva Las Vegas Dress

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I needed a dress for a lovely friend’s Las Vegas themed birthday party.  I chose this one for its sparkletude.

Now that's...something.

Do you see those things dangling from the sleeves?  This guy still had its original tags!

Can you believe it?

See the size?  It’s a vintage 14, which isn’t all that big on me.  This is because vintage sizes run much smaller than you’re used to.  I’m actually a Vintage 12, modern 2.  Crazy, huh?

I like the gold waves on this dress, but there’s way too much dress going on here.  I got to cutting.

Le Chop!
Chop!

Then, I attacked that neck with my seam ripper!  Since there was a seam all the way down the front of the dress, this worked really well.

Le rip!

I pinned the neck into (you guessed it) a V.

A very narrow V.

I sewed up the new neckline, and ended up making it wider.  My no-neck completely failed to rock the narrow V.  :/  On someone with a long neck, this would have looked awesome though.

The dress was still too big for me, so I took it in 1″ on each side.

Pinned!
Stitchin'!

I cut off the excess material, hemmed my raw edges, and ran the whole thing carefully under my iron.

I think my new dress is Sin City worthy, don’t you?

Feeling quite golden!

I opted for a vintage belt from another dress to break up the gold a bit, but used the original (and awesome) gold buckle thing.  :)

Fella and I headed over to an apartment across town to celebrate this awesome lady:

Hi Adrianne!

And what would a Vegas-themed party be without these guys?

Tourists!
A Photo Op with the lovely Birthday Girl!

Cheers!

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