April 8th 2013 archive

Lemongrass Dress

Happy Monday Everybody!  I did a few refashions over the weekend, so I’m just gonna hop right to sharing one of them with you, rather than doing the standard Q&A.  I hope this is alright!  :)

I began with this cool cotton number:

Cool as in lightweight.

Cool as in lightweight.

Oh geez…where do I begin?  The length is horrible, and I hate the color.  It’s also just a bit too big for me.

Last week, I put a synthetic dress in a yellow dye bath.  It wasn’t alone!

Remember me?

Remember me?

bathing buddies!

bathing buddies!

Hopefully you all remember your elementary school art class where you learned that yellow and blue make green.  In this case a VERY bright green!  :)

One my dress was dyed and dried, I started taking it in from the back.

Looks like a fin, doesn't it?

Looks like a fin, doesn’t it?

I ran the back through my machine…

Whirrrr!

Whirrrr!

…then I chopped off a good bit of that ooglay length!

Chop!

Chop!

A quick hem job followed!

No raw edges up in here!

No raw edges up in here!

I removed a couple ‘o bits from the sides of the dress, as I knew I’d want to style this dress with a belt.

Snip!

Snip!

Later!

Later!

Now that dress is done, and ready for a fun cookout with friends!  :)

Ta-Da!

Ta-Da!

I have to say, one of my hosts is a pretty flippin’ awesome chef/food blogger.  You can check out his blog, How To:  Spend A Life, right here!

Seriously.  This dude can cook!

Seriously. This dude can cook!

His girlfriend helped out a good bit, too.  :)

Hey Jen!

Hey Jen!

The food was delish!

Eggplant sliders!

Eggplant sliders!

Slawsome!  :)

Slawsome! :)

Mmmmmac 'n Cheese!  :)

Mmmmmac ‘n Cheese! :)

'Ello!

‘Ello!

Hi there!

Hi there!

Puppy!  :)

Puppy! :)

Isn't it though?

Isn’t it though?

Cheers!

Cheers!

Good times, to be sure!

Cheers!

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