June 2nd 2012 archive

Day 338: Spoleto Dress

Today’s dress was a freebie from a friend. :)

How very Carolina Cup. :/

I needed something comfy, light, and fun to wear for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.  With just a few modifications, this dress would work just fine!  At first glance, you might not see anything wrong with this one…but let’s delve a bit deeper, shall we?

I don’t like it.  It fits perfectly, but I don’t like the whole red & white color scheme (too stark!), the length is awful, and that little crinoline-y layer makes my legs itch.  :/

Oh…and that stupid flower?  Yeah…it’s coming undone.  :/

Not feeling the flower power. :/

With the raveling fake flower ripped off, I put my dress into a nice little dye bath.  :)

Today is brought to you by the color Purple (no…not that movie where some dude hits Oprah)! :)

The dye job helped…but I still needed to get rid of that crinloline-y thing!  Away it went!  :)

Buh-bye! You shan’t be missed! :)

So that itchy ruffle was out of the picture, but I still wasn’t feeling the whole tea length thing.  I knew I’d be walking around all day in the hot sun, so I shortened my dress to accommodate my wandering!

Chop!

Pin!

Sew!

I pressed my new dress, tossed on a contrasting yellow floral belt, and was ready for a fun day in Charleston!  :)

‘Ello!

How’s it going? :)

Here are a few of the sights I saw while meandering about:

This.

And This.

And This.

And then there’s This.

Before you even contemplate complimenting me on my photography skillz, please note that I didn’t take any of those lovely shots.  Instead,  I handed my camera to this guy:

Larry Blyth: Guest Photographer. :)

I had a complete and utter blast getting my culture on in this lovely city! :)

Cheers!