Red, white and blue, check!! Thicker polyester, check!! Lots of work to get done, check!!
Because of the heat, first thing that went was those sleeves! Got my seam ripper and began to take them both off.
After the sleeves were removed, next came the collar!
Didn't want any high neck action to aid in the sweating factor, so more seam ripping around that upper section came next and the thick collar was soon gone!
I pinned the sleeves to prep them to get sewn...
...and then pinned up that pleat down the center. As much as I love the chain link material, I wanted to keep it just for the body of the dress.
Once that pleat was pinned, it got sewn in place, and the material inside was trimmed out.
Next came shortening...
...before tidy-ing up all the final touches!!
Had a new hem...
...and a new dress for the fourth!!
It was lighter and felt way more summery with all the tweaks!!
Driving through LA, I couldn't resist taking a quick photo with my very large pal, also in the same colors!! We passed the historic Bob's Big Boy in Burbank and I forced a quick detour for a pic!
He had a huge burger on his platter and I had a turkey burger from the grill to enjoy the weekend.
Celebrating the US this weekend with parades, fireworks, good company, and good food was just what the doctor ordered!! Hope everyone enjoyed themselves!! Another weekend ensemble posts later tonight!! Lynette, thank you for my patriotic dress!!