Today's dress came from Casey P. in Cincinnati and I loved what she said when she found this.
"I saw this dress when I was at the Goodwill and it made me think of the dress you wore on Nate Berkus! Good luck!"
When I saw the piece I felt the same way...so much so that I tried to recreate the same before pose.
Before pose: Week 51!
Before pose: Day 297!
I did the same bun, wore the same Havaianas, cocked my head in the same direction...not too shabby, eh?
Clearly there was a LOT going on in the length of this dress. It was literally a round tent - if I jumped up the bottom of the dress would be a parachute. Not really going for that look.
I began my trim journey along the bottom of the piece and took off about nine inches or so.
With the leftover, I folded the fabric in half and trimmed off what's going to become a sash for the new piece. (This sash piece was close to about three inches)
The neckline was next on the agenda. I began by unstitching the patch of fabric directly connected to the gathered neck...
...and and then undid a bit of the vertical seam down the entire front of the dress. I opened it up a little to show just a bit of skin
I restitched the neck and tacked the half moon shaped that had been created.
I took my sash and wrapped it around my waist twice, tying it front and center.
I love this swishy material, but can I be honest for a second...I was sweating like crazy! My sweat glands seemed to be overproducing tonight and the area under the arms turned a little darker blue. Can I get a 'what, what' from those sweaters out there :) I always carry my Lady Speed Stick (Shower Fresh) in my purse for these exact instances.
The sash was looped and totally like a bow on a present.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a hair or make up girl prepping the face like I did below...
Casey P., you rule for sending me this piece - I got to revisit one of my favorite days from last year!! Thanks so much lady!!