I absolutely adore my friends (In case you can’t tell by the rather prolific amount of pics of them I post here). Needless to say, I was super excited to take a weekend trip to Georgia Wine Country with a few of them. 🙂
All I needed was something cool and comfortable to wear! A strapless dress perhaps!
I chose this dress (Don’t worry, we’re getting to the strapless part!):
There’s a lot to loathe about this dress. Those shoulder pads, puffy sleeves, and blousy top just aren’t working for me.
But that print is lovely, and the fabric is lightweight and cool…perfect for a day sipping vino on a winery’s veranda!
This one wasn’t hard at all!
First I made a big chop.
Then, I created a casing from that top edge, like so:
I left a tiny gap just large enough to thread some elastic through.
I wrapped a piece of elastic right under my arms and pulled it to where it was snug without being uncomfortable.
Then I snipped it and threaded it through my new casing, using this awesome doodad!
You can find a bodkin on your very own right here:
I stitched the ends of the elastic together, then stitched the small gap I left for the threading of said elastic.
Now I have a cool & comfy strapless frock!
Much wine was tasted!
Much fun was had!
Much beauty was seen!
I even made a new friend!
You should just go ahead and plan a Georgia Wine Country visit of your very own! 🙂