Crepe, fluttery sleeves, a little meshing of lace and rhinestones all in one turquoise package. I felt a little like Betty White, I'm not going to lie.
I love BW, but I'm not a golden girl...yet.
The lace detail, the color, and the rhinestones were the selling point for me, but let's be honest, I didn't need my arm pulled that much. Give me a little sumthin' sumthin' that has luster (beading/sequins/rhinestones are always fab) and I'm usually obsessed at first sight.
There was no way I was going to keep this as a dress, so I got rid of the length immediately!
Phew...we're on the way to Top Town!! My favorite place to stop right after District Dress.
Because of the crepe material, I needed to hem the bottom of the piece or else it the blouse would be fraying everywhere.
I pinned down the edges and sewed them in place with my sewing machine.
The size of the top was still a bit large, but instead of making it tighter by sewing, I just took an elastic straw belt and put it around my waist. I also disliked the sleeves but pushed them up above my elbows to adjust the length. I loved that I could adjust them whether I wanted short sleeves below my shoulders or 3/4 sleeves ending at my wrist.
It's hard to even think of what this looked like beforehand! It still had the drape factor going on but I was on board this time. I didn't feel like I had wings anymore.
I'd hardly confuse this for any sort of Mother of the Bride ensemble anymore.
And you know that my mom got the memo that she's not allowed to wear anything close to this as my wedding. We shook on it, but I don't think she needed her arm pulled either.