Even my cousin TP thinks it's a bit ridiculous. He just had to put it on to really get a feel.
There was a lot of fabric going on here and I had to condense the extra. I took off the length first as I wanted something light and cute this summery day.
I pinned under the raw edges and prepped the bottom of the skirt for a new hem.
While the pins were out, I also began my measurements of where to take this in on the sides.
...and after the pins went in the fabric, the dress got a new life and got all stitched up.
My dress was perfect for a little leisurely walk by Los Angeles Pond, aka, the faux fountain, water spitting lake at The Grove, Los Angeles' shopping mecca that happens to be just a few blocks from my casa.
The dress totally made me feel like I was on vacation and even though I tried closing my eyes really hard and clicking my wedges together, I did not get whisked away to Hawaii. I did get whisked to the movie theater for an evening screening of Salt.
And then I fist pumped in celebration...
...of the poster next to my theater which may or may not have also included some shoulder leans as I danced to the music in my head.