Vista Lights Dress

Festival of Trees Gala Dress
Violet Femme Dress

Hello there!  Notice anything different?  I’ve been making a few tweaks around the ol’ blog lately.  How does it look so far?  I figured it was time for a few changes to make it look less clunky and (hopefully) easier to navigate.  :)

My blog isn’t the only thing that needs tweaking, though!

Why yes, I AM wearing sweatpants! :)

This fuchsia top is awesome in color and comfy in fabric, but not exactly what I had in mind for an evening hanging out with my friends in style!  

I decided to turn it into a dress!  First, I had to remove those pads!

Then, I pinned the sides to get it nicely narrowed!

Remember…taking it in also effects the length! If it’s almost too short already, be careful!

I stitched up both sides…


…but I still had a little problem.  Because this was intended to be a top, not a dress, the space below the bottom button was happy to flap in the breeze.  As I didn’t want to risk showing more than needed to be seen, I stitched this down, too!

Wardrobe Malfunction-Proof! :D

I threw my new dress on, rolled up those sleeves a bit more, tossed on a belt, and was ready for a fun night with friends!

Wait…aren’t you freezing???

Not anymore! :)

I look forward to Columbia’s Vista Lights celebration every year!  My friends and I have been going to this terrific kickoff to the holiday season for as long as I can remember.  Our favorite part of the event is the premiere of that year’s Beaujolais Nouveau!


We had a blast sipping wine and wandering about the Vista– checking out the many stores, art galleries, restaurants and bars.  

Gotta love that hat!

I never received the glasses memo.  :/


Festival of Trees Gala Dress
Violet Femme Dress

6 Comments on Vista Lights Dress

  1. Laura
    November 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your blog! You are pretty creative…and you’ve inspired me to alter some clothes of my own!

  2. versatilestylebytracey
    November 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I can’t get over your facial expression in the first photo… too funny. Great color and another great refashion…

  3. Bouqui
    November 17, 2012 at 1:52 am (3 years ago)

    Nice refashion–as usual–both of the blog and the dress. The color of the tights, belt and broach really complement the dress. Can you tell us a bit about the awesome jacket you’re wearing?

  4. Chica Andaluza
    November 19, 2012 at 5:05 am (3 years ago)

    Everything looks great – especially you!

  5. Ree
    December 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Super cute stuff on here! My first time on your blog and I love it. Great job!


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