Day 302: Party Animal Dress

Day 303: Babies of the Eighties Top
Day 301: Tangerine Dream Dress

Whoa!  Check out that number, if you will (and I think you will)!  Day THREE flippin’ HUNDRED!!!!!!!!!!!!  You can tell by the superfluous exclamation points that I’m pretty excited about this.  Only 65 days to go!!!!!!!!  :)

I had yet another reason to celebrate!  Today was the annual !!!!  I look forward to this event every year, as it’s pretty much the event for Columbia winos.

I thought today’s piece was quite fitting for the occasion!

Animals!!!

I really wanted to wear a dress for the event, and was still feeling inspired by Day 285’s skirt-to-dress refashion.  This was going to be a bit different, but still in the same vein.

I got started by putting the skirt on my dress form with the waistband around the neck.  then, I pinned down each side where I wanted my sleeves to be.

Future Sleeves! :)

I stitched down each side…

Whirrrrrrr!

Then, I sewed a second line about 1/2 ” next to the original line.  These would be my sleeves.  I cut between the two lines, and decided to shorten my new sleeves so they’d be about 3/4 length.

Sorry Mr. Elephant...You're cut off!

My new sleeves got new hems.

Exciting and New!!!

Now…I was allllmost done!  I just had a few little nips/tucks to do here and there to make my new dress fit properly!

This is the finicky bit!

After my last tweaks were complete, I was ready to consume copious amounts of vino!  :)

Ta-Dah!!!

As we wandered about, I got tons of compliments on my fab new frock!  :)

Happy Winos! :)

Cheers!

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