Los Angeles is in the middle of some serious warmth this weekend, probably to make up for the lack of it this past June, July and August. If Labor Day is all about saying goodbye to summer, this is the best way to do it. Gimme some rays. Gimme some sun. Loving this hot. Hot. Heat!!
This muumuu was just the piece that was going to get me feeling cool while still channeling the summer at an afternoon BBQ.
Clearly we're not going to attend looking as is, so let's get to fixing it!
Can't do sleeves, so we're going to take them off!!
Out came the seam ripper and stitches were getting undone! Off with the sleeves!!
I wanted to go short, so I trimmed off a good foot of material from the bottom of the muumuu.
Now we're really going places!! My new dress was sleeveless and shorter and getting closer to a wearable end point!!
I got out my sewing machine to create new seams around the arm holes which now had no sleeves attached.
I trimmed an extra bit of fabric (about two inches from the bottom)...
...which I'm going to be tying around the back of the dress.
I cut the material so there was two ends, gathered the material, and tied a bow in the back.
My dress was now complete for the day!!
It was just the thing to wear on this warm and lovely Sunday afternoon at the S's.
The back of the dress was my favorite part and even as it got later on into the evening and began to cool down, I tried my best to go without my cardigan cover up. Ooh, the price we pay (and warmth we feel) for fashion :)
Master of the grill RS was wheeling and dealing an assortment of divine and delicious meats throughout the day.
I mean, get a load of this pork that had been simmering for over 12 hours.
I've never tasted a pulled pork sandwich that was this amazing outside of Charlotte, NC.
We ate. We sat. We cleaned...
We couldn't hit the dessert table just quite yet, so we did a little bottle gathering and dishwasher filling to work up an appetite.
After a little tidying up, we pulled out the desserts to find that the apple pie had a visitor already. A small finger scoop of this delish treat was what we found missing and everyone was mum about who did it. In a group of 20 people, everyone had poker faces.
My guess is Colonel Mustard with the lead pipe in the kitchen.