My favorite thing about the holidays is getting together with friends. When my friends Fredric and Sandy invited me over for their Christmas Dessert Party, I of course said yes. Dessert + Party? Oh yeah!
Sadly, the only party attire I could scrounge up was this:
What the what?!? I look like I just stepped out of a Dynasty rerun!
I IMMEDIATELY removed those shoulder pads…
…but quickly realized that shoulder situation was even more complicated than I had originally thought!
More poufage had to go! It took a while to unpick the seams of the sleeves, but it was well worth it.
Whew! Now we’re getting somewhere.
I pinned those raw edges from where I removed the sleeves under…
…then I stitched it all down!
Almost done! This dress didn’t fit quite cozily enough for my tastes, and I had some huge armholes to take care of. Luckily this was a two birds/one stone scenario!
I turned my new dress inside-out, plopped it on my dress form, and pinned it to make it just as curve-hugging as I wanted it to be.
All that was left to do was sew down those sides!
…and now that pouftastic atrocity is an LBD fit even for Audrey Hepburn (or at least an Aubrey Hepburn somewhere)! 😉
I accessorized my new frock with a pretty thrifted belt and a pair of my fave red platforms.
It was great getting to see some of my loveliest friends!
I thought I had the most fabulous shoes at the party, until I spied Ron’s hand-painted creations!
I hope your Holiday Season has also been filled with happiness, loved ones, and good cheer! 🙂