As most of you know by now, last Thursday I made an appearance on Good Afternoon America!
For those of you who missed the show or just have a hankering to watch me again, here ya go!
This was SUCH a fun experience! The producers and staff were all delightful to work with, and they made it super-easy to make this refash happen (A special shoutout to Tracey!).
Here are some fun behind-the scenes pics! Thanks to Larry for taking them!
After a repeatedly delayed flight Wednesday night, I barely got any sleep! I was soooo excited! :) I had to be ready to go at 8am!
On my way to the hotel lobby to meet a GAA producer! Eeep!
After talking with Tracey, a really nice producer for the show, we walked across the street to the studio. I was immediately whisked away to get prettified!
Time for Hair & Makeup! :)
I want to take both of those ladies home with me. Jus’ sayin’. ;)
Oooh La La!!!
I feel pretty! Oh so pretty! :D
After getting all gussied up, I was taken outside to pick the refashion that I would be given exactly ONE HOUR to complete live on the show!
Hmmmmnnnn…Do we have a winner?
I mean…I dunno about this one, folks!
Let’s take a closer look!
Don’t be distressed! I can help! :)
Several other audience members brought items they wanted to have refashioned, but this 80’s-tastic jacket needed me! I couldn’t turn it away!
I rushed back inside to get my sewing area set up. I realllllly hoped I hadn’t forgotten anything!
Hot Threading Action!
Once again, I had exactly an hour to transform this jacket into something that would (hopefully) wow the audience, and my friends at home!
The timer began!
I began chopping…
Chopping right under the sleeves!
This dude seemed particularly interested in my work.
I did a bit of fitting…
Unpick that seam! :)
Time was running out! I finished my stitchery and gave everything a good press!
All press is good press! ;)
And just like that, I was done! :)
I was hurried off to the set, where I had a blast sharing my refashions with Lara and Josh. They happen to be GIGANTIC, by the way! :)
I promise, I’m average height!
…And Lara is wearing some rather high heels. :/
Scrawny or no, I must admit I’m pretty darn happy with how Kate’s top turned out! :)
The Big Reveal!!!!!
Showing off that sexy back! :)
I had such a blast on this show! Everyone was simply amazing to work with, and I hope I get the chance to do another refashion challenge like this soon! :)
Such a fun time! :)
So…if you want me to be on your show, just lemme know! :)
I’ll be waiting for your call! ;)
I feel almost guilty about admitting this, but sometimes when I’m at Target getting toothpaste, shampoo, or whathaveyou, I wander into the clothing section. While wandering the other day, I saw several pairs of flood-length jeans that I loved! And I coveted them. And I allllllmost bought a pair. But then I remembered this pair of jeans that I’ve had for years, but never wear anymore:
Just a normal pair of jeans, y’all. :)
There’s nothing wrong with these jeans, I just seem to prefer every other pair I own over them. This means they’ll be perfect to transform into floods!
I used a safety pin to mark where I wanted my new floods to fall on my leg.
Then I made a couple of chops!
I didn’t feel like trying to rock the frayed look, so I folded those raw edges under twice.
Pinned & Prepped!
Then, I ran each leg under the needle.
After a quick press, I was all done! :)
A most pressing issue!
And just like that, I now have a cute pair of trendy floods! AND I saved myself about 30 bucks! :)
Leaving on a Jet Plane…
But wait a tic…why am I at the airport? And why is my sewing machine hanging out in the bottom corner of the above pic?
About to take another big CHOMP out of the Big Apple! :)
I have some exciting news, friends! A couple of days ago, I was contacted by Good Afternoon America!!!! I’ll be on Thursday’s show (August 2nd) doing a surprise refashion LIVE!!!! Check your local listings, folks!
This suits me fine, as I’m not much of a “morning” person! ;)
A lucky audience member will get a personalized refash by moi! I wonder who I’ll pick?! :)
Wish me luck!!!!
Meet my companion (how very Doctor Who!), Larry! :)