Saturdays are literally the best. My Saturdays tend to be full of playing catch up complete with laundry, car washes, and trips to Target to grab paper towels, however today included none of that. I took the entire day off from erranding (woo hoo!!) even though I'm sure I'll be playing catch up over the next few days. Instead of Target, I took a trip to the nail salon to treat myself to a little pedi - no mani's yet...my index finger is still recuperating from when I sewed through it, i.e. there's still a hole :) For my day of relaxing, I went with something floral and super summery.
It's big, but that's not the main issue. The below is the problem!
There were a handful of these holes situated in the middle of the fabric on the top part of the dress. At the waist, at the neckline, literally smack dab in the middle... They were on the front of the dress, but the first thing I did was turn the dress around and make the holey part the back.
Next step was cutting two diagonal lines (one on each side of the holey, middle area) starting at around the shoulders all the way to the waist.
This is the stuff that I was getting rid of...
I then folded the raw edges under and sewed them down making a deep V from the top of the dress all the way to the waist.
That excess material that was left over...
I tied a knot in the middle of it, cinched the V about 2/3rds of the way down the back of the dress (it was big and I needed to make it fit a bit better) and pinned this little tie to that area.
A little bit of flair never hurts!! After all of that was done, my new floral dress was ready to go outside and enjoy some cuticle snipping, heel sloughing, and foot rubbing at the salon.
I went with Essie's Red Label shade and left with shiny reddish/pinkish toes - being barefoot in the grass post-treat felt amazing.
I have to say that I'm a total back girl and absolutely loved the way this turned out.
Just a little strapless bra and this dress was perfection. Wait, scratch that, the dress was fantastic, but this was perfection...
Today was a total treat day, so In-N-Out was clearly on my list. The only way to really make this a true treat meal would have been the addition of a Frosty from Wendy's. Luckily for me Wendy's was just a bit too far to get to...tonight :) I will be making a stop very, very soon, don't you worry!