I needed a dress for a lovely friend’s Las Vegas themed birthday party. I chose this one for its sparkletude.
Do you see those things dangling from the sleeves? This guy still had its original tags!
See the size? It’s a vintage 14, which isn’t all that big on me. This is because vintage sizes run much smaller than you’re used to. I’m actually a Vintage 12, modern 2. Crazy, huh?
I like the gold waves on this dress, but there’s way too much dress going on here. I got to cutting.
Then, I attacked that neck with my seam ripper! Since there was a seam all the way down the front of the dress, this worked really well.
I pinned the neck into (you guessed it) a V.
I sewed up the new neckline, and ended up making it wider. My no-neck completely failed to rock the narrow V. :/ On someone with a long neck, this would have looked awesome though.
The dress was still too big for me, so I took it in 1″ on each side.
I cut off the excess material, hemmed my raw edges, and ran the whole thing carefully under my iron.
I think my new dress is Sin City worthy, don’t you?
I opted for a vintage belt from another dress to break up the gold a bit, but used the original (and awesome) gold buckle thing. :)
Fella and I headed over to an apartment across town to celebrate this awesome lady:
And what would a Vegas-themed party be without these guys?