What I like about the piece:
-The holiday dress look...or at least the potential!
-The Christmas green belt :)
-Maybe I'm a dork, but I actually like the poofy shoulder sleeves! (minus the shoulder pads of course) haha
To be honest, it took me a couple of days to figure out exactly what I wanted to do. I had quite a few ideas, but wasn't sure how they would work out. Once I finally figured it out, I set off to work.
First, I got rid of those shoulder pads. I know I can count on that being the first step!
Next, I decided that the sleeves needed to be more of a short sleeve length. I have no idea what length they were...they were longer than 3/4 and less than full, unless I just have monkey arms. haha!
Then I went to town cutting off the length of the dress. I think I cut off around 16 in. It was quite a bit.
After the cutting was all done, it was time to start sewing up the arms and the bottom hem.
Look at that festive green velvet!
And the skirt:
And that's it, all done! The festive dress is ready to go!
I think for this to be a more realistic dress to wear when there is snow on the ground, it would require some cute tights and/or some nice boots. I was pretty cold in this picture and we don't keep it that cold in our house, though my husband may disagree :)