Today’s refashion goes out to that daring man who was marooned in space and forced to watch terrible movies, with only a couple of awesome robots to keep him company. This one’s for you, Mike Nelson! :)
If you’re a geek like me, you know I’m referring to the most brilliant TV show ever in the history of mankind, Mystery Science Theatre 3000. In my high school days, I had a Saturday morning ritual: I got up at 6am (really), went to the awesome thrift store that was only open on Saturday, bought bags of stuff for about $5, came home, and watched really bad movies with Tom, Mike, and Crow making fun of them in the background.
Sadly, the good times couldn’t last forever. Eventually, MST3K was cancelled. I may or may not have wept. :(
Fast forward to now. :) Mike, Kevin (voice of Tom), and Bill (voice of Crow) have a terrific riffing platform called Rifftrax. They don’t make movies…they just make them funny! :)
Every now and again, they do a live satellite feed to movie theaters. Today was one of those happy days!
I decided to channel Mike’s blue jumpsuited style with a blue uniformy-looking dress of my own.
I liked the white trim and retro style of this dress, but it needs help.
First, I took in the sides.
Then, I ran them through my machine and snipped off the excess material.
Next, I tackled the length.
The dress originally had a matching belt, but that’s long gone. :/ I used the scrap from the bottom to make a sash. First, I sewed it together, wrong sides facing each other, then I turned in inside-out and pressed it! Voila!
My new blue dress was ready for a night of fantastically funny Riffing on Jack the Giant Killer (a fantasy stinkbomb from the 60’s)!