I bought this dress thinking that I'd for sure use the fabric because it seemed a bit small. I didn't try it on when I was at the thrift store, but just looked at the $2 price tag and said let's do it! Blue velvet? A total no-brainer!
It ended up fitting, but it was super short and there were lots of holes around the seams up top!
Luckily for me, there was a good three inches that were saved for the hem, so the length will be getting a little adjusting along with those holes! I have a cocktail attire wedding to attend and this piece is going to be just the mod outfit to celebrate in!
I began by pinning all the open areas that fell on the seams in the front and the back.
With the holes pinned, I began to remove the stitches holding the hem in place. We had a good few inches to work with which was going to do wonders!
I began to repin the new hem I was going to create - yay for more fabric!!
I got the entire bottom of the dress pinned...
...and began to stitch everything together!
For accessories, I went with these fun danglers that I got on eBay...
...and made this pin into a necklace just by lacing a long chain through the pinback!
Oh, and I totally used my Bumpit again!! Outfit complete and I'm ready to go!!
I made it to the wedding, grabbed seats with my pals, and enjoyed one of the most beautiful/funny/charming ceremonies I've seen.
Let the post-ceremony photo taking begin! My complete ensemble...
I was calling it my Megan Draper/Zou bisou bisou look :) (Video is below for those non-Mad Men-ers)
It was the loveliest of gatherings to catch up. I got a quick pic with the groom right after the ceremony...
...got to hang with my gals...
...and the fellas.
We tried to keep our eyes on shaky vases...
...so this wouldn't happen:
But most of all, we got to celebrate the love of M & S.
We cheersed, then we danced!
Couldn't have been a better celebration for two amazing people!!