I just got back home from my LA-SF road trip weekend where I got to hang out with some of my favorite people and meet a bunch of you guys! I'll be doing a full rundown of all the signing parties next week, right before the holidays :) Speaking of holidays, and all the fun holiday events/parties going on, today's remake comes from my mom (yay!!) who put together her own NDAD holiday piece to share. I absolutely love it!!
I have been with you on this wonderful journey from the very beginning and being that I am a charter member of the NDAD club, I felt the urge to send you a creation of my own to share! You have inspired me as well as thousands of others and I am overflowing with pride to see what you have accomplished through all of your hard work, dedication and perseverance.
I purchased the dress for my refashion from Goodwill and it was almost free with the senior discount I was given - 55 and older get 25% off on Tuesdays! I was looking for something to make into a holiday piece and came across this too big, too long, pin-wale corduroy cranberry colored dress, which had a button missing.
After giving it some thought I decided to take it home and try to create a holiday top.
What will my mom come up with????
The sleeves were shortened to become 3/4 length…
…and the bottom half of the skirt was removed.
(I can't wait to play with this excess material when I get to NC!!)
I removed the remaining buttons...
I took out the shoulder pads…
...and the black velveteen collar.
In order to make it look more festive and glittery, I decided to add a pretty gold trim and gold buttons. I left the neckline as it was once the collar was removed and sewed it back to the original facing.
There were two ties sewed into back seams so I brought them around to the front and attached them with a button in the center. The top had to be taken in around the armholes and sides as well to give it a more fitted look. My favorite earrings that I like to wear during the holidays (I call them my Christmas tree earrings because they are in the shape of a tree and have these colorful crystals hanging down) looked fabulous with my new top!
From a distance the corduroy fabric has the look of velveteen. I can wear this top with pants, a skirt or even jeans depending on the occasion. Bring on the holidays - Thanksgiving through New Year's = my favorite time of the year!!
One of the best gifts of the season is having you visit us for a few weeks!!
Congratulations on your book, sweetie - what an accomplishment!! I can still remember the day we went to see Julie and Julia!! It has been a joy to be by your side on this tremendous and exciting adventure and I feel so blessed and honored to have you for a daughter! Love always, Mom
Aww, how cute are you Mom?? Thank you for sharing this with everyone!! You look gorge :)
I'm looking forward to family time and I'm totally heading to Goodwill with my mom to reap her 25% off benefits!! I can guarantee that there will be lots of projects going on in late December.