This was the next dress to attack.  It was this huge mass of christmasy colors.  Not that that’s bad, but this was too much!  I had to do something….

Its a little hard to see here but there’s a double layer skirt.  I cut it down to one layer of skirt, added some velvet sleeves and fringe cuffs.  I also had recently purchased a pattern that I wanted to use (Vogue 8489) to make another dress from scratch.  So I cut out just the crisscrosses from the pattern using a black velvet to try and break up some of that red and green.  Pared it with some over-the-knee black suede boots and black tights and voila.