Georgia Winery Dress

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I absolutely adore my friends (In case you can’t tell by the rather prolific amount of pics of them  I post here).  Needless to say, I was super excited to take a weekend trip to Georgia Wine Country with a few of them.  :)

All I needed was something cool and comfortable to wear!  I chose this:

 

This pic was taken at 6am btw…

 

There’s a lot to loathe about this dress.  Those shoulder pads, puffy sleeves, and blousy top just aren’t working for me.  But that print is lovely, and the fabric is lightweight and cool…perfect for a day sipping vino on a winery’s veranda!

This one wasn’t hard at all!  First I made a big chop:

 

Just like this!

 

Then, I created a casing from that top edge, like so:

 

PIN!

 

STITCH!

 

I left a tiny gap just large enough to thread some elastic through.

 

This elastic right here!

 

I wrapped a piece of elastic right under my arms and pulled it to where it was snug without being uncomfortable.  Then I snipped it and threaded it through my new casing, using this awesome doodad!

 

I stitched the ends of the elastic together, then stitched the small gap I left for the threading of said elastic.

 

mini-whirrrrr!

 

That’s it!

Now I have a cool & comfy strapless frock!

 

I blame my dazed expression on the wine!

 

Much wine was tasted!

 

Barrels and barrels!

 

*Glug Glug!*

 

Much fun was had!

 

Well hello there, David!

 

Much beauty was seen!

 

Serenity Now, at Frogtown Winery!

 

I even made a new friend!

 

I shall name him “Peanut”!

 

You should just go ahead and plan a visit of your very own!  :)

 

So. Much. Wine.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

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