Today’s dress could have come right out of Designing Women.
I used to love that show as a kid, but I don’t feel the need to emulate the Sugarbaker Sisters with my own wardrobe. 🙂
That’s why I lopped off those pads.
Next, I removed the sleeves with my seam ripper.
Disarming this dress (see what I did there?) left some icky raw edges for me to deal with.
I didn’t like that constricting neck either. I removed the top two buttons, and stitched it into a much nicer V. 🙂
We’re almost done! I used my red thread to tie the tops of the shoulders of the dress oh-so-tightly. This made the top of my new dress more fitted, and gave it more of an elegant look. 🙂