Happy Halloween Everyone! :) Ghouls might prowling about during their one day vacay from the netherworld, but this dress would probably scare them off! :)
It gets better! This one’s a two-piecer!
It gets even BETTER! This dress is a bizarre combination of velvet and thermal fabric!
I didn’t even want to think of what the heck I was going to do with that jacket part yet! Ugh!
Soooo…I started working on the dress.
First, I separated the velvet top from the thermal skirt. Ne’er the two shall meet again (at least not under my watch!)!
Then, I pulled out a dress I own that fits me really well, and a bit of chalk. Next, I traced the dress onto the skirt and drew on some sleeves as well!
When I removed the dress, it looked like this:
I pinned along the chalked line…
Then, I cut off all that extra fabric to make my dress easier to work with! I also went ahead and cut open my sleeve holes.
I stitched my new seams down, then stitched down that top part that was still open. I made sure to leave a nice neck hole. Since I was using the original hem, I didn’t need to worry about finishing the edge.
I did have to add a hem to the bottom of my new dress though!
And here’s what that once-scary dress looks like now!
Okay…here’s a better look!
My new dress was perfect for a tour of the French Broad Chocolate Factory!
I was deeply impressed with the effort the owners make to create their chocolate masterpieces ethically & organically. :) If you’re ever in the Asheville area, you should definitely swing by for a tour!
After nibbling all sorts of marvelous chocolate, I developed a headache, and needed a painkiller.
I’m not talking aspirin, folks. I’m talking theeeese:
This delightful cocktail cured all ills! ;)
Later that night, we caught Nine Inch Nails in concert! :)