The bottom part of the dress was used to create this halter last week...
...and now it's time to use the leftovers!!
Super excited to get crackin!!
I decided to actually keep this intact as a top! Yay!! However, I wanted to add a little more flair. During a recent trip downtown, I picked up some red fringe...
...because I thought it would be fun to trim the edges with it! I began by pinning the end of the fringe to a place at the bottom of the top.
I kept doing this until the entire raw edged-bottom was fringe attached!
I threaded my sewing machine with some red thread and sewed my new edge in place!
I trimmed the end of the fringe and stitched the ends down.
Because the sleeves were a little too large and felt a bit cumbersome, I decided to remove them both!
I know, I know, the embroidery on the sleeves!! Fear not, this will still be used down the road! However for today, we're going sleeveless. I pinned and stitched down a new sleeve seam...
...paired the top with a fun necklace from a batch of costume jewelry that my grandma gave me along with some grey jeans and was ready for the day!
I have to say, this top totally felt like it should be worn on a beachy vacation!! I got complimented by the gentleman wearing the Mossimo t-shirt at the fabric store, so I felt I did well. Unfortunately there was no beachy vacation to go on, however I did channel a vacation of sorts by heading to a girlfriend's house. A trip away from my apartment to somewhere air conditioned is technically a vacation in my book :)
I had a little birthday house party to attend later in the eve, so I took this top from day to night with the addition of a sparkly cardigan! Oh, and this shot was taken as I was cutting stray threads...yeah, I carry a mini pair of Fiskars scissors in my purse. So what, who cares :)
For a festive outdoor birthday, this piece totally worked. Got to enjoy some BBQ, some delish chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cake from Coldstone Creamery, and some girl talk.
Yeah, both the musical stylings of Girl Talk and actual chatter!