Ooh, the heat is on!! Oh-woah-oho, oh-woah-oho! (Thanks Glenn Frey...your song is totally stuck in my head - click for some background tunage!) This warmth is calling out to me..."go strapless or go home" so strapless it was going to be. This is where it all began.
This lovely magenta crepe dress was just plain and so-so. A bit large under my arms as well as my chestal area and it was just blech. I was going to make this a fab summer frock in a few steps.
First, the breakdown of the straps. I got out my seam rippers and began taking out stitches.
With a little elbow grease, the straps were almost completely unstrappy :)
I cut the remnants from the straps...
and pinned down the raw edges at the top of the dress.
After stitching a new hem, I took the sides of the dress in from the waist all the way to the top.
The top part of the dress was less baggy now and I had no concerns that any sort of flashing was going to take place. I didn't take in the skirt at all because there were already pockets (KEY INGREDIENT!!) and I liked the looseness. With the addition of excess material from Day 141 used as a belt, my strapless summer dress was ready to wear!
Aah, nothing is better than going strapless on hot days!! The constant breeze flow is key, for me at least, in lessening the sweat factor while driving around the city in my car or furiously walking outside to make it to an appointment on time. This summer will be chock full of these strapless wonders!
I'm done writing and that song is still stuck in my head. I may just have to scope out On Demand to see if I can find Beverly Hills Cop anywhere. If not, guess what's going to the top of my Netflix? Oh-woah-oho, oh-woah-oho!