Enter a few other old bridesmaid dresses (I have had 5 hanging in my closet for as many as 10 years, couldn't bear to just donate them...). I thought I'd taken before pictures, but I'm sure you all know how days with sick kids goes... I thought I'd done a lot of things that day!
Here's what I did:
- Shortened the hemline consdierably of the skirt from one dress. I also let it out, it was pre-children!
- Removed the top portion of another dress. This was originally a two piece to begin with so it wasn't hard. I ordered that dress prior to finding out I was pregnant... traded with another bridesmaid who's was waaaayyy too big on her when I found out I was pregnant... had it altered the week before the wedding at 5 1/2 months of pregnancy. The woman who altered it attached the two pieces together because it wasn't laying right with my rapidly expanding second pregnancy belly.
- Added a sash from another dressy outfit, but for the life of me can't remember which one, but I remember removing it from something!
Lia Sophia jewelry, and a great makeup job if I do say so myself. Hmmm, night out with the hubby, kids at home with a sitter... bet you are wondering why I don't have a picture of me in it, right?
Two words....................... Stomach Virus! Yup, hit me between the first and second course! Luckily, I made it to the bathroom in time. Thanks to my Elkins Estate Souvineer Trash Can, we made it the hour home without ruining my fancy duds...
Peace be with you,