|Powerful business woman circa 1985|
Once I got it home and tried it on, I found that it was too snug around the hip/buttocks region. This discovery forced me to get creative. I began by removing the vest and shoulder pads which had to go regardless of my recreation plans.
Then I made a drastic decision; this dress was going to become a jacket. I guess it's not really that drastic. I just had to make it shorter. But I wasn't certain how it would look as a jacket and once I cut the skirt off, there was no going back. Fortunately everything worked out quite nicely.
I'm calling this my "voting jacket" as I felt very smart wearing this jacket to the polling place this morning. You may also notice that I made another ruffle necklace. So much fun!