Here is what it looked like:
I took your advice and called Debbie Scissorhands. She told me to come right over. I got in the car as fast as I could! When I got to her house, she had the door open before I had a chance to knock. As she was examining the dress I could see the look of despair on her face and I felt so badly about what I did that I started to cry. She said that the material isn't easy to work with and that she could fix it but not enough that it wouldn't be noticeable. My heart sank. I had a feeling she was going to say that. So I took the dress, hugged her goodbye and out the door I went.
I sat in the car for about 10 minutes....looking at my dress sitting in a sad heap on my front seat.
I sat thinking about all the things you guys said to me and I agree that everything happens for a reason and maybe that dress wasn't meant to be....it was not a comfortable dress and that is a lonnnnnnng day to be in something uncomfortable, so maybe I can find on that I like even more!
So I wiped the tears away and headed out determined to find the right dress.
I went to the first place...they had 4 long dress..none that I liked.
2nd place...no long dresses.
3rd place...no long dresses.
4th place....2 long dresses...one black...one red.....nope.
6th place....I went to the bridal place that Mocha got her dress and my Mom got her's. When I got there it was extremely busy so I slipped through the door unnoticed which is what I wanted because I just wanted to look without someone bothering me. I looked in this rack and that rack...didn't see anything....I was really getting discourage....feeling like I was doomed again, I headed towards the door and just as I was about to leave I glanced over towards the right and it was like the sky opened up and shined down on this rack of dresses that I some how missed. I made a bee line to it and started searching through...I was rifling through the rack and saw there were only 3 more to look through when my hand landed on the next hangar and I got this feeling like, "this is it"....I pulled out the dress and I instantly fell in love! This is it!!! I thought please let it be my size, and I looked at the tag an it was a 6...I normally wear a 4-6 so I was praying that it would fit. Plus it matched my shoes and purse that I had already purchased!
I headed for the dressing room and tried it on....the zipper slid right up...I put my shoes on and looked in the mirror. It didn't even need altered! The hem was perfect.....It looked perfect....well almost perfect...it was a little "plain" but I thought maybe I could "bling" it up....just a little! Sold!!
I didn't even look at the price tag but at that point I didn't even care! So I glanced down at the tag and saw this:
So I headed for the cash register and the girl said, "oh wow that's a good price!"...and I said yes it was and she said that they just marked these down yesterday and that this was the only one that they had in this style! She told me the total and I thought I was hearing her wrong....."how much?"
Omg...I couldn't believe it! Even better yet!!!
I paid the bill and headed across the street to the fabric store. I purchased $5.49 worth of beads and headed home.
I spend 2 hours sewing and turned the dress into this:
In case you wanted to see, it here is a picture of the dress that I was going to wear.
Thanks to all you for your advice yesterday...it meant alot to me!