Day 24: Viva Las Vegas Dress 1
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Day 24: Viva Las Vegas Dress

Day 25: Brunchtime Delight Top
Day 23: Layers o' Lace Top

I needed a dress for a lovely friend’s Las Vegas themed birthday party.  I chose this one for its sparkletude.

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Now that's...something.

Do you see those things dangling from the sleeves?  This guy still had its original tags!

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Can you believe it?

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.

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Le Chop!
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Chop!

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.

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Le rip!

I pinned the neck into (you guessed it) a V.

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A very narrow 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.

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Pinned!
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Stitchin'!

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?

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Feeling quite golden!

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:

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Hi Adrianne!

And what would a Vegas-themed party be without these guys?

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Tourists!
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A Photo Op with the lovely Birthday Girl!

Cheers!

Day 24: Viva Las Vegas Dress 14

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