Jenny sent this dress my way...I thought it would be easier to just put her letter in!
Um, a dress intentionally purchased for dude to rock in a skit?! Love it...
Also love these...
And this attached vesty deal!
I got some work to do!!
Main plan of attack: Get rid of that blue knit vest!! It was stitched down to the dress on the sides, around the arms and at the shoulders, so I just grabbed my seam ripper and started to remove the stitching.
I took a quick break to remove my favorites...
...and then got back to work. As I was going around the piece, I took off the sleeves completely.
I also ended up with this after meticulously unhinging the front and the back of the dress...
Navy vest is goners!! Woo hoo!! I began to pin the edges together, tweaking where the sleeves needed to be sewn down and pinning where the dress needed to be taken in.
Once the pinning was complete, I trimmed about four rows of squares off from the bottom of the dress (on/around five-ish inches) and got my hem prepped for some sewing.
Once the dress was resewn, shortened and tightened, I grabbed my vintage Candie's and enjoyed the summer weather!!
I had some errands to run too, so it was one of those roll the windows down, blast the tunes (had on some Arcade Fire to pretend I was at Coachella this weekend listening to them live) and cruise down Ventura Boulevard. No, seriously I did a little driving in the val today...wasn't just quoting Tom Petty :)
I kind of loved how this rose in the yard matched my dress...but, if only the dress smelled as sweet.
Thanks for sending Jenny :) Check out her cute blog here!!