July 18th 2013 archive

A Totally Tubular Dress

Ah!  Whatever was I to wear for just another typical weeknight of music with friends?

Why this, of course:

It’s hot here, folks!  There’s no way I can wear this sweater dress as-is…even if I wanted to!

Let the choppage begin!

Chop without mercy!

Chop without mercy!

I look forward to working with that top part this fall, but for now, I’m going to concentrate on the bottom!

I put that bottom part on my dress form, like ya do, and measured how much I would need to take this dress in on one side.

Measure for Measure!

Measure for Measure!

 

PIn, then sew!

PIn, then sew!

Once my new dress was all taken in, I still needed to deal with that raw edge on the top!  And deal with it I did!

PIn!

Pin!

Whirrrrr!

Whirrrrr!

I left a small section unsewn so I could work some elastic through my new casing.  To do this, I used a safety pin!  All you have to do is thread it through!

Just a lil ol' pin!

Just a lil ol’ pin!

After a bit of accessorizing, I was all set!

Like the new 'do?  :)

Like the new ‘do? :)

My new dress really enjoyed some tasty noms by Joe Turkaly!

His Mac 'n Cheese is epic!  :)

His Mac ‘n Cheese is epic! :)

The music was pretty amazeballs too!

Which one wins?  Dan's shirt or my hair?

Which one wins? Dan’s shirt or my hair?

From my days with Andy Warhol's Factory!  ;)

From my days with Andy Warhol’s Factory! ;)

Cheers!

ba71713