Go Cocks!!!!

Da Da Da-Dum!
In Housedress Heaven

This was an exciting day.  For today I was taking off work early to do something I had never done, even in my 6 year stint at USC.  No…I wasn’t going to dance naked at a frat party while singing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” (I said something I had never done, remember?)  Oh no.  I had never, ever, in my life, tailgated for any football game.  Ever.  It was time. 

Garnet!

 

But first, I had to figure out what to wear.  I decided on this icky number for its Garnet hue.  Gotta show some school spirit to cheer on those Cocks.  Yep.  Cocks.  Our mascot is a Cock.  A fighting gamecock, to be precise. 

It's COCKY, USC's beloved mascot!

 

The color was right, but everything else about this huge dress was wrong.  Time to get to work!  This dress consists of 2 pieces.  The sheer part you see and a solid maroon slip.  First off, I hacked of the bottom of the sheer part. 

basement kitteh agrees. The length must go!

 

Next, I shortened the sleeves. 

Gone and Gone!

 

Then I hemmed the bottom and the sleeves to get rid of those raw edges. 

Pinned and Hemming!

 

Next, I needed to shorten the slip.  I decided to let it show from under the skirt to break up the whole polka-dot thing a bit. 

Bye-eeeee!

 

The straps on the slip were looooong as can be and needed to be shortened.  I snipped the straps shorter, and into the machine they went! 

 

I hemmed the raw edge around the bottom, and was done! 

I know what you’re thinking…”Isn’t she gonna take that in?  It’s huge on her!”  Nope.  All I had to do was use the ties built in on the sides, wrapping it around me a couple of times and making them look more like a sash.  I was ready to tailgate! 

Showing that school spirit!

 

I even used the leftovers from the slip to make a matching band for my fedora! 

On my way to the tailgate site!
 

Soooo…how was it?  AWESOME!!!! I don’t know WHY I had such a stick up my ass about tailgating/tailgaters in general!  Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I was in excellent company with the coolest refs in Columbia Roller Derby… 

Slaughterhouse Jive!

 

Ref Around the Edges!

 

MattStick! :)

 

He doesn't have a ref name yet! :(

 

Thrill Kill Jill (retired)!!!!! :)

 

I am now a tailgating convert! 

Grillin!

 

Hooray Beer!

 

Chillin!

 

Slaughterhouse and Thrill Kill!!!!

 

Ice Ice Baby.

 

Oh yeah…and the Gamecocks won against whoever it was they were playing.  :)

Da Da Da-Dum!
In Housedress Heaven

5 Comments on Go Cocks!!!!

  1. Herbie
    September 5, 2010 at 6:31 am (4 years ago)

    You didn’t actually see the game, didn’t you?

    That’s ok. I’ve never been to a USC (east coast = Univ of South Carolina, btw, for any non-southeast readers) football game effa. That’s ok with me, ’cause Ace and Jaime’s back deck is the *perfect* place to watch the cocks football.

    Just sayin’.

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    • toojilly
      September 6, 2010 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

      Nor I, Herbie. Once again…I was only there to tailgate. :) I realllllly couldn’t care less about football. :)

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  2. Herbie
    September 5, 2010 at 6:33 am (4 years ago)

    Oh, and how much for bag ice?

    (cute little dress you made there, btw)

    :)

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  3. Kylie
    July 19, 2012 at 1:48 am (2 years ago)

    I Love this dress!

    Reply
  4. Joanna
    July 25, 2012 at 1:01 am (2 years ago)

    OK this is my fave one yet… just found your blog and am adding a table to my reno of my craft room so I can refashion some clothes… YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME!!!

    Reply

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