Today’s piece isn’t exactly fashion-forward, but it has sparkles to spare!
Seriously. You want some sparkles? Because I’ve got plllleeeeenty!
Alright. The only thing I like about this top is the subtle glittery print. Time for some serious choppage!
You can see how I’ve laid out one of my best-fitting tanks as a template for the shape of my future top. Are you wondering why I’ve left so much room on the sides? :)
I cut a bunch of 1″ish strips down each side, then tied them together!
All tied up!
This is an extremely easy no-sew solution for any of your boring tops that are made of a fray-proof fabric! :)
It’s so easy! :)
Feelin’ the fringe! :)
When I found today’s dress at one of my fave $1 thrift stores, I was stoked! Check out the amazeballs print! :)
The shoulder pads are slightly less than amazeballs,
You’re looking at a totally 80’s shoulderpadded number that desperately needs a facelift! Time for a Nip/Tuck!
First, I made a big chop!
Then, I took in the whole thing about 2″ on each side.
Pin, then Sew! :)
After cutting off the excess material, I folded the top raw edge over twice and stitched it down, leaving about a 1″ gap. This is where I’m going to insert some elastic.
After digging through my stash, I realized I was all out of elastic! Ugh! And I was soooo not in the mood to make a last-minute craft store run! :/
Then I remembered this leftover scrap from Day 315!
You shall be sacrificed!
I cut off the elastic waistband…
Why didn’t I think of this before????
I threaded the elastic through the dress’ new casing…
Then, I stitched the two ends together, as well as the 1″ gap I left to insert the elastic through.
Closing up shop!
Now that dress is ready for a fun night of Karaoke with friends! :)
From Sad to Sassy! :)
My shoes are pretty sweet, too! ;)
The PBR tall boy in her hair really ties the whole look together! ;)
Hey, LA! :)
I would love to say that my dress was the most stylish thing I saw tonight, but this simply wouldn’t be true.
This hat beats a cute dress any day! :)
It really completes my ensemble! :)
Squids are so hot right now!
The right accessories make a difference, y’all! :)
Today’s piece comes from a land down under! And yes – You’d better run. You’d better take cover! :)
What the what?!?!
You haven’t even seen the best part yet!
because removing your bloomers to go to relieve yourself is such a hassle!
I pretty much died laughing when I opened Mairi’s package. She certainly gave me quite a challenge! :)
Alright…as I’m not into Victorian Cosplay, these unmentionables were going to require a complete overhaul!
First, I reached into my dye stash and pulled out this:
They call me Mellow Yellow!
Into a nice, hot bath of dye the bloomers went!
Things are looking brighter already! :)
After a rinse & dry, I realized that dyeing this in the machine had a negative consequence. :/
I should have dyed these in the sink instead. :/
Thee good news was, not all of the lace was damaged, just the outer layer. Not a terrible thing. I went ahead and chopped it off from both legs. I went ahead and snipped off those back ties while I was at it.
I took the waist band, doubled it over, and pinned it together inside-out.
Do you see where I’m going with this yet?
A quick bit of stitchery followed.
Now those weirdo bloomers are a fun & funky shrug! :)
Perfect for a sweltering SC day! :)
Super Light & Comfy!
You’d never guess what this used to be! ;)
Thanks so much for sending this crazy thing my way, Mairi!!!! :)