I received this lovely donation from Cathy in NC!!
The blue/black dress is one I loved forever, wore several times, lent to friends to wear, and still could not part with it. It is probably from the 80s (I can't remember exactly because I've had it so long) and I especially love the low back on it and the handkerchief hem. I WISH I was still a size 8 to wear it - working on that! Please see what magic you can make of it and have fun!
Just take a look at this number! It's got little beads of glitter all over the bodice and the arms.
"Where there is glitter, I'll be there." I mean the Jackson 5 could have totally wrote that as an alternative lyric! Time to bust a move.
I started off by removing the shoulder pads!!
They took up so much room!!
The print is fabulous and I love the flowy nature of the fabric, however I wasn't feeling the skirt portion of this piece. I loved the top and the sheer arms, so I wanted to turn this into a blouse! I started to remove the skirt from the top of the dress with a seam ripper.
I made my way around the piece and was left with this...
I can't wait to work on this remnant piece, but in the interim, new top is ready to go!
Cathy mentioned earlier that she liked the back of the dress. That was my favorite part of this piece as well...
Hello, deep back!! It's really so gorgeous - I'm wearing one of those low-back bustiers to avoid any straps just to make this the focal point.
I love how it sparkles!!
Couldn't resist the little heart bokeh filter on the below shot. It's just because I really love this top!
It was just the thing to wear to a dimly lit dinner. Low lights = maje sparkle!!
Then it was time for a little dance party in the parking lot. Sometimes I tap when I'm happy, but this tapping was because I was pretty chilly. I wanted a cool, candid shot with the neato purple sky, so I removed my vintage shrug for photo purposes. Then the tapping began...
This is when my nose started dripping too. Totally worth it though for the candid shot. Cathy, thank you SO much for sending this piece my way. I'm looking forward to using the remnants of the dress down the road...