I found this dress when I was looking for pieces for the book and knew that I wanted to hold off and use it for today's baby shower for my gal JS. Unfortunately in the midst of everything, this piece wasn't documented :( Regardless, I'm going to post anyway. It was bigger, had sashes that tied around the neck, some shoulder pads, length went down to the calves, for y'all to get a little taste.
First step was getting rid of those pads and the sashes that were attached at the shoulders...
Once the seam was undone...
...I took out the shoulder pads and the sashes.
Those sashes are going to make a fab new belt - I pinned the edges together before cutting and pinning a new hem at the bottom of the dress. I trimmed about four inches just to raise the length to hit at the knees.
I brought the dress in from the back and mended the holes that I had created before having my party dress complete!
We had a little afternoon celebration for Jules and her little boy coming in September!
I was on favor duty and had some mother/daughter crafting time getting these little jars of goodness ready for all the partygoers. Mason jars, ribbon, labels, and some sugar and butter...
The insides were the best part...we made boysenberry cookies to fill up each of the jars and dangled little 'it's a boy' charms that we snagged from Michael's with ribbon around the lid.
My favorite part was the opening of the gifts...why are things that are miniature sized so cute?
Jules' belly was getting manhandled all day with everyone trying to feel his little kicks!!
Fun afternoon with great friends in a $1 dress! Apologies for that before pic snafu...I'm on it so it won't happen again!!