I love everything about the skirt - the floral panel is my fave, but I wanted to make it something that I'd actually wear. Dress...here we come!
Now there was no real sizing issues, the only thing I'm going to be doing is adding some straps. I don't want to cut the skirt up at all, so I found some mauve ribbon in my ribbon box, (yep, I have a box that's completely devoted to ribbon) and began to prep it to become new straps. I began pinning the ribbon edges down to each of the four areas where my straps were going to be.
I took two long bits of ribbon, one for each strap...
...which ended up looking like I had created a skirt with suspenders.
The reason for this was that I wasn't going to make each strap fit to size. I wanted to gather and tie bows right at my shoulders to fit the straps perfectly to my body.
I trimmed in half each of my long straps...
...and sewed each of the four edges to the skirt.
After the sewing was complete, I tied two bows at each shoulder, tossed on some wedges and rocked out my new dress!!
The flowers are popping even more now and it was just the thing to wear on day one of 80-degree week in Los Angeles. It brought me cool-ly from day to night, from work to my dinner with my favorite MK.
We went to one of my staple Italian haunts, Little Dom's where two times out of three I run into Jon Hamm (he must live in the hood) and where on Monday night, their house bottle of wine is just $12. Love that.
Veni, vidi, vici - we came, we [did not] see [Jon Hamm], we ate.
Just the way to start off the week - the only real way to have made it any better would have been a dose of Don Draper in the flesh. That's alright, the odds are in my favor...the next two times should prove to be fruitful :)