**Update - scroll to the bottom for a picture of the dress in action!**
|love, love, love this pattern|
|It feels kind of like a long nightgown|
|A belt makes it a little better, but still not digging it.|
The maxi look just isn't for me.
So I perused a few patterns I have on hand to get some ideas, but already knew I wanted to go shorter, focusing on the great pattern at the bottom, and to restyle the top for a more flattering cut. I chopped the dress in half, just below the zipper and above the pattern, and briefly considered saving the top half to wear as a tank and venturing down the strapless-dress route.
|Maybe you want to be a tank top?|
|Strapless dress? Maybe for the beach, not a winery|
|Off with the old lining|
|On with the new lining|
|A few tucks here and there.|
|The scoop back, sans zipper|
|Ahhh. . . this is better!|
|CA winery wedding in April!|