Let me call out the quilted skirt of this dress. This was part of the reason why I chose to wear it today because of its water repellent nature and the rain that started off the day. It was like I was wearing one of these on my legs...
Time to bring this dress in to my circle of friends!
First thing's first - get rid of the sleeves!!
Everything about this dress is heavy - both the skirt (clearly, because there's currently a blanket hanging from the waist) and the top (too-thick black material) so I want to really trim it all down.
Onc sleeve came off...
...and then the other followed!
I went to the length of the dress and hacked it off!! I wanted it to hit a little below my knees, so I grabbed scissors and got to trimming!
I can make a quilty scarf with this leftovers or a capelet!!
After my adjustments were made and some fabric got kicked to the curb, it was ready to hit the sewing machine.
I pinned the armholes and sewed both down in place.
Next, I pinned the bottom of the dress and gave it a new, shorter hem.
Not only does this dress not feel heavy anymore, it's A...totally my new BFF, and B...rocking mod-esque look to it now. Dare I say it's ready for a little Mad Men action?!
The rain came early in the morning, and by early I mean in the five-ish range when Marisa is still happily asleep and hopefully not having nightmares where she's driving on a freeway and it ends just like in Speed except there's no Keanu Reeves to save her :)
By the time I put on my dress, tights and rain boots, the rain had subsided, so the repellent skirt wasn't as necessary as I thought...
...until I ended up spilling Dr. Pepper directly on me today. Guess where it landed? Yep. Guess what didn't stain and rolled right off the skirt? Yep. I guess I did choose right today!