Day 335: Turtleneck Skirt

I hate turtlenecks and they hate me.

I have no neck, you see.

I love tacky prints, and this one definitely fits the bill, but it just isn’t working for me as a top…and certainly not as a turtleneck top!  :/

Of course, I have a plan!

First, I pinned straight along the side seams, all the way down through the sleeves.

Closing up those sleeves!

Then, I stitched those side seams down!


I cut off the extra side fabric, and trimmed straight across that atrosh neckline.

Making the Cut(s)! :)

Now I have a sexy new miniskirt!  :)

This pose is from the “I’m trying to look sexy, but instead look like I have to pee” collection.

And here’s how the top works:

Just roll it down to make it whatever length you want! :)

Cheers!  :)

Day 310: Crawfish Fest Top

Well lookie here at this pretty silk skirt!  :)

It’s just an ordinary skirt, right?

And look at this!


Yep.  This is a Diane VonFurstenberg skirt that was donated to Revente’s Last Call.  Unfortunately, they couldn’t sell it because of this:

Wonky Stretched-Out Elastic! :/

You can see in the above pic where someone knotted the stretched-out elastic waistband to make it fit better.  I’m all out of thin elastic right now (gotta run to the craft store soon!), but my plan is just to replace it, and give the skirt back to RLC to sell.

…But that’s not really blog-worthy, now is it? :)

I put the skirt on my dress form upside-down and inside-out, pinning it with saftey pins on one shoulder.

Just a couple of pins is all you need!

I didn’t stitch it down, because I knew I wanted to keep this as a skirt.  Not to worry!  The pins were totally unnoticeable!  :)

I wore my new top to a friend’s place where we pre-gamed before heading off to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival!  :)

I think Diane would be pleased! :)

Someone didn’t want to be in this pic! :P

You gotta have friends! :)

Unfortunately, I completely underestimated how blazingly hot it was going to be outside!!!!  :/  Luckily, I always keep something to change into in my car (Does anyone else do this?).  This way if in my many adventures I end up spilling something on myself or needing a to change for any reason at all (Such as say…a Zombie Apocalypse), I’m prepared!  My thrifted cotton dress worked muuuuuch better for a day spent in the hot sun!  :)

I guess I really didn’t have to tell you any of that, but I wanted to share a couple of fun pics from this delightful day with you!  :)

4 Pretty Ladies! :)

It’s a GIANT CRAWFISH!!!! :) :) :)


Day 203: Living My Life Like It’s Golden Skirt

It all began with a skirt.

This skirt.

It’s not a bad skirt, but there are a couple of things I want to change about it.  For starters, I don’t like the black & whiteness of it.  By now, most of you know I’m pretty miserly with my dye.  That tunic from Day 198 wasn’t alone in its bath of Mystery Dye!

Mystery Solved!

So…now that color is looking awesome, but there’s a second problem!

Too Big!

Not a prob!  I quickly stitched a dart in the back of the skirt, which took it all in nicely!

Whirrrr! :)

Now that skirt is looking fab & fetching for a day at work.  See?  I’m sticking to my resolution to not dress like a slob in the workplace!  No jeans or flip flops for this gal!

Loving that golden hue! :)

I wore my fun new frock for a lunch date with a friend at M Vista, my faaaavorite restaurant here in Columbia!

Raw Fish & Seaweed! Nom! :)

The bad cell phone photo doesn’t do it justice, folks.

Oh dear…now I’m hungry again!  :)


Day 144: Day Off Dress

I took today off from work to do some erranding so I’ll be ready for Thanksgiving weekend (can’t wait!) :).  I needed something comfy and cute to putter around in.  I went for this dress right here:

This is some heavyweight jersey!

Today was a delightful 76 degrees, so this turtleneck thing just wasn’t going to work out.  :/

It's not you. It's me.

I cut two slits in the skirt part of the dress, like so:


Now I have a perfect dress for a day spent driving around with the top down.  Sometimes I just love SC’s erratic weather!  :)


I promise I wore shoes today! :)

Cheers!  :)

Day 137: Skort!

Check out this fine pair of pantaloons!


Does anyone else remember skorts (aka shorts that lived a lie)?

Well this one wasn’t fooling anybody.  :/  I loved the fabric, but I didn’t love the whole shorts thing, the it being too big thing, or the elastic waistband being completely stretched out thing.

First, I de-shorted this thing into a true skirt with a few snips!


Then, I fitted it to my waist with a quick fold-n-pin with one of my favorite brooches.  :)

Brooching the subject!

Now I have an honest-to-goodness skirt with nothing to hide!  :)

No secrets here! :)