So today's piece begins with my dad donning the dress that I will be wearing by the end of the post. He and my cousin TP (who wore the Hawaiian muumuu from Day 241) thought it would be funny to do my before shots, and in this case I didn't even do one myself. Families rule, don't they?
So this piece had a kimono-esque quality to it. A little V neck, some drapey/hanging fabric down the sides (which I loved) however it was really too large and too long. Fits my dad, but it's a little more problematic on me :)
My first step was cutting this puppy up!
I trimmed the bottom of the piece and cut an extra little bit off to use as a belt!
I stitched a new hem at the bottom and I was getting closer.
Instead of taking it in and losing the drapey feel on the sides of the dress, I took my little sash and put it through a little slit that was cut at my waist on my right side.
I brought it around and did the same thing on the left side bringing the sash around to the back. A little cinching of the fabric and tying a bow and we were golden! (or turquoisey, rather!)
The final look ready for the runway went a little something like this.
I loved the even more kimono-ish route this was going. It was flowy and comfortable and I even threw my hair up in chopsticks after a quick bite of a salmon roll at lunch. (I used the extra pair that wasn't wasabi and soy sauce soaked.)
My pic in front of the hanging Bougainvillea plant A, matched my dress and B, felt like my own little Japanese garden. The most zen way to kick off the week!!