Today’s dress was a fab gift that made me quite happy when I saw it!
I never look a gift dress in the mouth!
Isn’t that print just awesome? And don’t you love the navy/mint green combo?
And check out the label:
This was an expensive dress, folks!
This dress probably sold for $300-$500 originally.
But even this dress’ previous owner wasn’t completely happy with it:
Sleeves slit by previous owner!
This dress is too big for me to fit as it is intended, but luckily, I had other plans!
Triple Chop! :)
After a few amputations, I cut a sash from the very bottom hem of the dress.
And with this five-minute transformation, I was ready to meet up with a few fab friends for a movie and drinky drinks!
Happy Theater-Goer! :)
We met up at the new Nickelodeon Theatre to see the subtly moving and funny film, Sleepwalk With Me.
Mike Birbiglia has a dream! Several, in fact!
After the film, we headed off to The Whig. :)
Buds & Booze!
Oh…and are you as fascinated/horrified by the art work behind me as I am???
I’m buggin’ out over it! Eep!
*Cough* *Cough* *Hack* *Hack*
I’ve returned to the living from the land of the lung-funk! :) Sorry for being so absent from this blog!
As some of you know, I was the costumer for a recent production of RED.
It was awesome, y’all! :)
The play centers around painter Mark Rothko’s two-year struggle to complete a lucrative set of murals for Manhattan’s exclusive Four Seasons restaurant, and his fraught relationship with a seemingly naïve young assistant . Sadly, you can’t see it, as the production only ran one weekend and is now gone.
However, I needed something cute to wear for opening night! I chose this hot numba!
We are in some serious polyester granny dress territory here, folks! :/ The length is awful, the sleeves are poufy, and what’s up with that v-neck bib thing?
There were several changes to make before I hurried off to the museum for my big opening!
First, I got to cutting!
I decided to keep the v-neck bib thingy attached, but made it a muuuch deeper v, so it looks more like a collar. :)
Deepening that V!
And now it is gone!
I pinned all my raw edges down, and ran them through my machine!
Securing that collar!
And just like that, I was ready for my big premiere! :)
from granny to gorgeous! :)
Hello there! :)
I’m really happy with this one! I love the stripes, the flowy sleeves, and that fun collar! :)
Larry the director likes it too! :)
Larry, my fella thinks it’s pretty swell as well! ;)
It’s me! :)
Here are some pics from the show (actually, the last dress rehearsal). Please forgive me for the shoddy photo quality, as these were taken with my humble tablet cam! :/ I’m glad I thought of bringing it though, as I haven’t seen any other pics from the show yet!
Ken channeling Picasso and/or James Dean in his stripey shirt
Ken and Rothko start a new painting
Ken finishes stretching a canvas while Rothko berates him
Rothko had a rough night.
I find the most awesome of prints in the most awkward of garments! :)
This is how I dance/ why I never dance in public. :/
Take this weird fake wrap-around number with all sorts of gorgeous technicolor foliage!
This frock really didn’t need much work to be wearable. First, I had to deal with these guys, who were not only stitched in, but pinned in as well!
Someone did NOT want these pads going anywhere!
Then, I went after some of the length. I decided to go for an uneven bottom hem…sort of a sarong-ish look. My roomie’s cat seemed to approve of this idea.
Mr. Spock tries to help
I couldn’t just leave that raw edge hanging out, so I pinned a new hem.
Using my sewing gauge to keep it even!
I ran my new hem through my machine…
…and now my dress is ready for a whimsically witty night of theatre! :)
The blue tights make it just right! :)
As most of you know, I’m a theatre critic for Jasper Magazine. Tonight, my assignment was to watch and review Theatre South Carolina‘s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
A fun & funky 60’s reboot!
“I’ve now realized for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest.”
Of course, I didn’t go alone. :)
Happy Theatregoers! :)
You can read my review of this Wilde (hehe) show right here. :)