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Vista Lights Dress

Festival of Trees Gala Dress
Violet Femme Dress

Hello there!  Notice anything different?  I’ve been making a few tweaks around the ol’ blog lately.  How does it look so far?  I figured it was time for a few changes to make it look less clunky and (hopefully) easier to navigate.  🙂

My blog isn’t the only thing that needs tweaking, though!

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Why yes, I AM wearing sweatpants! 🙂

This fuchsia top is awesome in color and comfy in fabric, but not exactly what I had in mind for an evening hanging out with my friends in style!  

I decided to turn it into a dress!  First, I had to remove those pads!

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Then, I pinned the sides to get it nicely narrowed!

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Remember…taking it in also effects the length! If it’s almost too short already, be careful!

I stitched up both sides…

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…but I still had a little problem.  Because this was intended to be a top, not a dress, the space below the bottom button was happy to flap in the breeze.  As I didn’t want to risk showing more than needed to be seen, I stitched this down, too!

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Wardrobe Malfunction-Proof! 😀

I threw my new dress on, rolled up those sleeves a bit more, tossed on a belt, and was ready for a fun night with friends!

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Wait…aren’t you freezing???
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Not anymore! 🙂

I look forward to Columbia’s Vista Lights celebration every year!  My friends and I have been going to this terrific kickoff to the holiday season for as long as I can remember.  Our favorite part of the event is the premiere of that year’s Beaujolais Nouveau!

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We had a blast sipping wine and wandering about the Vista– checking out the many stores, art galleries, restaurants and bars.  

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Gotta love that hat!
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I never received the glasses memo.  :/


Festival of Trees Gala Dress
Violet Femme Dress