• She Wore Blue Polyester... 1
    All,  Year 1: The Beginning

    She Wore Blue Polyester…

    Woo hoo!  I’m back!  And so is Fall!  I was looking in my closet the other day and noticed my fall dress collection is…well…shall we say scant?  Time to make some new Fall duds to keep me warm and ever-so-stylish!  My first Fall piece is this guy: …which made me feel a bit like how this guy must have felt… Now, I’ve never had a swan-like neck by any means, but the height on this turtleneck was ridiculous.  And it was going buh-bye!  Out came my trusty seam ripper! When I removed the neck area, I had this left over… Now the neck area was full of raw edges, scared, and vulnerable. …

  • In Housedress Heaven 5
    All,  Year 1: The Beginning

    In Housedress Heaven

    I found about 10 of these at the $1 thrift store during my most recent scavenging expedition.  I almost bought them all, but settled on the 3 with the most interesting prints.       Not only are these perfect blank canvases for me to make three totally different looking dresses, they were also all handmade!  Some lady realllllly liked comfy housedresses and made them all from the exact same pattern.  I’m focusing on the one in the middle today.    First, I trimmed a bit off the bottom.  this was going to become my sash.       Then, I snipped a slit down the front of the neck.  The original one was just too…

  • I’ve gotta have some of your attention 9
    All,  Year 1: The Beginning

    I’ve gotta have some of your attention

    Usually I avoid shopping when hungry.  I thought this precaution only applied to grocery shopping until I bought this guy for a mere fitty cent at Goodwill.       What food did this immediately make me think of (and instantly crave), you ask?        A big plate of Orzo!        Sadly, the Columbia Greek Festival is still months away, so this is about as close as I’m gonna get to my beloved orzo for now.     So, I needed a fun strapless top for a Wednesday night of Trivi-YEAH! at the Whig, followed by Mr. B’s Goodtime Karaoke Explosion.  A top that could withstand the mind-boggling South Carolina heat.   A top that would be fun…