Mother wore a long skirt, a long shell, and a long beaded jacket to my youngest daughter's wedding. She was wearing what she called UGLY shoes at this time and refused to wear anything that wouldn't hide them. She was in a wheelchair most of the time by then, too, so her shoes didn't really matter so much, but they did to her. Anyway, I cut the skirt off from the top and stitched it to the underlining of the shell, making a short (well, just below the knees) dress. Then, I cut up the edge of the long beaded jacket trim. I took the trim and curved it around the sides till it met in the back at hip level. I stitched by hand, the trim to the fabric of the jacket. There was no sewing this on the machine. I broke two needles trying. Anyway, once I had stitched around the trim numerous times by hand to ensure that it was going to hold, I then cut the length of the jacket off below the trim. Boy, I should have taken some before pictures.
I may wear this to my niece's wedding soon. I see that I need to press the chiffon of the shell that overlays the skirt. I did shorten it a bit, because it was longer than the jacket when I thought I was through.
Where the bottom front corners of the trim ended, it makes kind of a point on either side of the back of the bottom of the jacket. It doesn't look even in this photo, but I peomise it is.
I'm not sure that I want to wear this or what I wore to my nephew's wedding earlier this spring. It's different sides of the family so no one will know if I wear what I've already worn.