I was completely drawn in to this one by the gorge fabric!! The crepe-y material and the blend of my fave colors (turquoises, yellows, reds) was the sell. Unfortunately it was a bit too big on me, so I had to make a couple of adjustments to make it work!
Um, first I did my usual shoulder pad removing... (PS, shoulder pad day is coming up soon!!!)
...because I couldn't leave these puppies hanging.
I took out the red slip/lining next. It was making the dress a bit bulky and it wasn't even see through, so I figured it wouldn't make a difference if it were there or not.
Next I needed to fit this, so I put the dress on inside out and pinned the areas that needed to be cut off and resewed. I carefully took the dress off so I wouldn't get scratched by the pins and began sewing.
Once everything was stitched, I grabbed some scissors and just trimmed the excess fabric which was quick and easy.
Now that it was fitting me, I threw on an elastic brown belt (a total Marshalls purchase a few years back), unbuttoned the top button to extend the neckline out closer to my shoulders, and added a strapless bra to the equation for my daily ensemble. Had a little night at the Grove and stopped for a pic in front of the fountain that was moving along to the GLEE version of "Don't Stop Believin'"...
I was loving the length as it hit me around my ankles and was digging the way the fabric swished with each step. It was a total relaxing night getting to check out a screening of The Social Network.
Sitting in an air conditioned theater for two hours, check. Grubbing on some popcorn and Coke Zero, check. Coming home to my Time Warner cable/internet taking a hiatus from working, priceless. I mean I should have known that a virtually flawless night couldn't conclude without a small snafu of some sort. Go figure right??