This past Saturday was Kelsie's commencement ball. She searched forever for "that" certain dress that she had in her head, but couldn't find it. We looked online and found some, but they were either too far away to be shipped in time or way too expensive!
Kelsie went to a small seamstress/dress shop in the town where her university is and found this dress that was the right color and lacy fabric, but not the halter, backless, mermaid style she wanted. She sent me this picture of her in the dressing room and asked what could be done. I told her to ask the seamstress, who was also the owner of the shop, if she could take the lace off the sleeves and use it to lengthen the dress. They would also need to narrow the bottom to give it a mermaid look. The back was open, but Kelsie wanted it altered more.
Here's the "before" in the dressing room…(love the black socks she had on!!)
You are not going to believe the fabulous transformation the seamstress did!!
This is Kelsie in her dorm after she picked the dress up at the shop. The wonderful seamstress gave her a deal on the cost of the alterations, because Kelsie purchased the dress at the shop.
"After" of the front...
"After" of the amazing back…
Jared and Kelsie right before the ball. So cute!!!
Christina and Kelsie!! Christina is Kelsie's best friend and roommate at school. She is from Panama and we will miss her dearly. Love you Christina!!
If you can't find the "perfect" dress, maybe ask your local seamstress if you can change things up…you never know what could be done!!
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