We all know what the before looks like, so time to check out the rest!
I began by taking off the sleeves...
...along with that collar!!
I did some folding and pinning to get the top portion of the dress looking just how I wanted.
I'm adding straps to the dress, so I decided to make the back of the piece end right around mid back.
I stitched the front and back of the piece while also taking the top in a few inches as well, right at the sides of the bust.
For the straps, I went with elastic just because that was what was in my mom's kit, but this is where a pretty ribbon or trim could work as well too.
I put on my dress and went to celebrate the cuz at her shower!
I think I chose well because not only did I match the wall of the sunroom...
...I matched the cupcake toppers too!
My cousin's favorite beverage is Cheerwine, so there was the most delish Cheerwine punch served to all the guests. (Cheerwine is this soda that is kind of a cherry-ish Dr. Pepper flavor, if I had to describe, that pretty much is only seen in the South. Others out there might have better knowledge about the specifics.) I'm obsessed with Cheerwine too, so I couldn't wait to imbibe! I need to find the recipe.
There were hanging socks, diapers, and dresses across the fireplace...
...and I got a fun pic of M hugging her new, stuffed pup!
We were also hugging this real pup too.
The M&Ms were personalized with the new gal-to-be's name! (The baby is being named Logan after our grandfather who passed away a few years ago. M and her husband decided that would be the name if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl, which is so special!)
The dudes arrived after a day of golfing, and my dad and I had to bring some dramatics out for photo purposes.
And the favors were adorable - everyone went home with cute little floral pots filled with seeds!
It was such a fun day celebrating M...
...and getting to hang out with all the family who came in town for the weekend!!