Day 19 has arrived and oh do I love this dress! I especially love the sticky price tag attached to where my finger is pointing!
Look at those lace sleeves!!
Look at the neck, waist and hem trim!!
And that train!!
The train was the first thing to go, but that was an easy removal of hook and eye closures. I think this will come in handy down the road!
I also went with Cherry Red dye for this dress - depending on the color took, the dress could turn out firey red, or a mix of pinkish. It turned out to be the latter and I was in love! Oh and before I dyed it, I removed the trim at the waist as well as the neck to keep those areas clean.
I wanted to go a bit shorter so I trimmed the dress to make it more of a cocktail length and pinned the raw edging to create a new hem. THEN, because of all the great feedback from Day 27 saying the shoulders felt a bit too puffy, I took out the extra pouf (the lovely fanned tulle as you can see below...) to minimize.
The pouf removal was the best decision I made! Next it was time to tweak the back of the dress. The button closure felt a bit dated, so I wanted to clean it up - I folded each side under to create a clean open back. The dress was fitted enough where this closure wasn't actually helping it stay closed.
The last step was shortening the sleeves and then sewing everything into place!
From long and lacy to shorter and sleek!
This dress can go two ways - you can style it to be something you can wear to a cocktail party or a wedding with the right shoes and accessories OR you can dress it down a bit with brown heels, a denim jacket and a vintage red mesh purse for a fun dinner out with friends to celebrate your upcoming wedding! I went with option two! 😃
I loved the fit and the color turned out spot on. I'm obsessed with the shorter sleeves too!
I can't wait to test this out with black kitten heels and a pashmina next time!
This is a total winner!
19 days til I do!