• Gigantic…A Big Big Dress! 1
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    Gigantic…A Big Big Dress!

    Today’s piece requires NO SEWING WHATSOEVER!  I figured it was about time I did another no-sew entry for you sewaphobes out there.  Armed only with my creativity, I had the task of transforming this huuuuuge housedress into something fun for Mr. B’s Goodtime Karaoke Explosion.   I wasn’t going to be needing any sleeves on this lovely 70-something degree evening, so I decided to go the strapless route while I still can!  I looooove letting my shoulders roam free! To make this happen, I unbuttoned all but the 3 lower buttons on the neck of the dress and turned it around on me like so… Then, with a little help, I tied the arms of…

  • Staycation Garb 5
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    Staycation Garb

    What could be better for a staycation than a Muu Muu? Don’t worry folks…I’m not letting myself go.  I have no intention of chillin’ all day in this as-is…although these ladies make it look like it could be fun… Oh yeah…and check out these awesome sleeves! First off…I hacked off some of that length.  I was in the mood for some antiquing and being lazy, so jeans were in order for the day. Next, I needed to take it in…lots.  This guy was huuuuuuuge (and no “that’s what she said” comments)! Then I hemmed the bottom raw edge under, and was done! After tying on a colorful sash, I had…

  • Always a bridesmaid… 9
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    Always a bridesmaid…

    I was rather amused when I found this purple puppy tossed in a bin at the dollar-a-pound Goodwill. This frumpy frock cost someone at least $300 at one point as it was created by this jerkface: I had my first run-in with Alfred Angelo’s garb when wedding dress shopping with my sis/ bridesmaid dress shopping for myself.  This guy has thoroughly mastered the art of creating colors that look horrible for any skin tone and cuts that even make me look fat.  Fortunately, my overpriced-awkward-shade-of-teal dress wasn’t thaaaat bad, and I can resign myself to looking slightly less fab than usual if it’s what my sister wants on her big…

  • Child's Play 13
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    Child’s Play

    When I found this little guy at the dollar-a-pound Goodwill, I was stoked!         As you can see, it’s a lovely little girl’s dress that I figured I could just wear as a top…no refashioning necessary.  Yeah…no…as this is a garment intended for a small child, (not a grown woman pushing 30), that didn’t quite work out.         I managed to get one arm in, and that was it.  No worries, as I am a refashionista.   I can make this happen!  I decided to make this into a flowy tank top for the evening.       Before I did any cutting, I safety-pinned the lining to the silky front in several places to make the rest…