In preparation for Thanksgiving, I was thinking how autumn-y and rustic this fabric felt. It was like a fall bouquet! OK, maybe it was just because of the rust colors blended with the browns and purples but it was in tune with how it feels outside. Cold!
Ooh, the best part...
OK, ship shape time now! A little carving of this Thanksgiving fabric turkey is about to go down that won't have it looking anything like this very soon!!
Clearly this was the first plan of attack on my agenda!
Next came the sleeves. I want to go down a fluttery route, so I cut the tapered half off...
...began seam ripping both the top and the bottom of the rest of the sleeve...
...and then pinned all the edges down on the top and bottom piece of fabric.
So the arm hole wouldn't be gaping, I stitched it up a bit next.
I loved the high neck on the dress, but I thought it would be fun to adjust it just a smidge. I began to take out the seam that connected the neck to the top of the dress.
After unseaming, I trimmed about a two inch cut down the center and pinned the edges underneath.
Next came the length. I wanted to go short on this so I could wear some fun textured tights. I trimmed...
...and then I sewed!
Added my tights, some ankle boots and the dress was ready for the day!
Here's a little close up of the neck!
It was super reminiscent of ModCloth's version here for $58...
...and had the essence of Tibi's $400 one.
I loved the flutter and how the sleeves just hung so it was fun trying to get that same look on my piece!
In preparation for a day full of traditional Thanksgiving eats, I went the Chinese route for dinner!! Pork Lo Mein, sign me up!! I'm saving room for the Butterball tomorrow.
I even saw my breath last night!!
After the pic, the layers came back on. Cardigan, check. Second sweater, check. Jacket, check. At the end, I think I looked a bit like Randy from A Christmas Story...