Today's piece is a sheer, pastel-y one that could have worked splendidly a few weeks ago for Easter. (I feel like the springtime mix bag of M&M's in pastel shades.) I have une douche de bébé to attend (I rewatched the Mad Men season premiere again while I was writing and couldn't stop singing "Zou Bisou Bisou". I'm totally in French mode.)
This piece was completely too stuffy, so that collared neck is going to go!
I began to cut a triangle from the piece - mid shoulder down to the third button on the left side and then on the right side.
Once both sides were trimmed...
...I began the pin process.
With the newly cut front and back of the piece pinned down, I sewed the new neckline in place. PS, those pastel pins should be an addition to the outfit with how nicely they match!!
After sewing, I took a gold woven belt, pushed the sleeves up, and added a nude slip underneath to prevent any see-through-ness. It was baby shower time and this dress was the perfect ensemble to wear!
The party games began, the personalized M&M's were in full effect, and the cake pops were being devoured. This one was so cute that I couldn't resist...
...unfortunately this cake baby didn't like me because inside of it was a red velvet cake concoction. My sweet nemesis.
I couldn't even finish my bite. I ended up winning the "cut how much ribbon you think fits around the mama-to-be's belly"...
...and went home with this prize.
It was kind of funny that was the game I won. I live in a sea of ribbon and I didn't even pay attention when I cut :) Post-gift opening and more sweet treat indulging, I took my loot and hit the road.
My new dress could totally have worked turned around as well - I think I might have to test that one soon. Take those buttons from the back and make them the new front? Sign me up!
I obviously couldn't put my prize down. Baby bottles in every photo from here on out.
Oh, and that leftover dickie from earlier???
Yeah, this was the last shot of the night taken from my couch - I wasn't leaving/going anywhere with this around my neck. If it was just a smidge longer it would have made a fabulous bib.
Here's my little 'true that' part of the post where I will tell you that I indeed owned a dickie in white when I was a freshman in high school. I wore it on the reg with a grey Vanderbilt sweatshirt with yellow lettering, size XL. Why not just do the full on turtleneck? Good question! I also had fluffed out bangs too, but that's a whole other post's worth of discussion to be had. Oh, don't worry...photo documentation will surface soon.