I finally wore the dress that I worked on for the Sundance Channel/Geico shoot - the weather was just hot enough to make this the easy, breezy, beautiful piece perfect for a 103 degree day. (Shout out to all my Texans who teased me for thinking 88 degrees was sweltering about a month ago. We're feeling it now, y'all!!) For the shoot we were testing different potential muumuus to use, so I've got this before shot...
...and the one directly from the commersh!
Since I was tweaking this piece as the camera was shooting, I have fun screen captures to describe the process :)
I began by removing the sleeves with a seam ripper and cutting the piece short.
I cut a strip of fabric from the excess material and sewed a new hem...
...then brought it in a smidge, and turned the piece around!! I wore the original back as the front and then cinched it at the waist for a little shape!
Like I said earlier, it was just the outfit to wear on a über hot day, a day where I was in a fun classroom environment learning about all things video!!
...and am en route to feeling super comfortable with vids! Can't wait to start getting them shot and up on the site!
I became fast friends with Ashley - another East Coaster with a super cute blog - who was one of my video partners-in-crime as well as my silly photo taking pal.
I was totally obsessed with the fabric strand tassels that Bee of Design (the fab Rebecca) made too!
Nothing like finding another project I can make with my leftovers!!
The final pic of the day came during magic hour. Sun was setting and the temperature fell to 92 degrees :)
This muumuu remake is another one to add to the favorites list!
And, in case anyone wants to see the Sundance Channel/Geico commersh again, or missed it the first time, here you go...