• Japanese Butterfly Garden Top 1
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    Japanese Butterfly Garden Top

    Today’s top reminded me of one of my wardrobe staples from when I was in high school. I used to love love LOVE funky polyester butterfly-collar shirts.  Like crazy.  I had a closet full of ’em and I wore one pretty much every single flippin’ day.  I would throw one over a tank top, don a pair of Jncos (anybody else remember those???), spike my hair, and head out the door.  Oh yeah.  I was stylin’, y’all.  😉 Anywho…high school…

  • Day 364:  All Tied Up Top 2
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    Day 364: All Tied Up Top

    Today’s piece isn’t exactly fashion-forward, but it has sparkles to spare! 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! This…

  • Day 362:  Mairi Shrug 3
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    Day 362: Mairi Shrug

    Today’s piece comes from a land down under!  And yes – You’d better run.  You’d better take cover!  🙂 You haven’t even seen the best part yet! 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: Into a nice, hot bath of dye the bloomers…

  • Day 348:  Living a Lie Top 4
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    Day 348: Living a Lie Top

    I don’t know what it was about the late 80’s/early 90’s that made clothing manufacturers believe that people couldn’t be trusted to handle their own layering. I really don’t understand the whole “double dress” look, folks.  Why did anyone think this was okay????  Especially when the bottom layer is always fake??? Fortunately, there’s a fairly straightforward solution to this! This dress required a bit more snippage to deal with some ooglay pads as well! I took the outer dress layer,…

  • Day 347:  Low-High-Low Hem Top 5
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    Day 347: Low-High-Low Hem Top

    I love when I find pieces that are made of silk!  🙂 Unfortunately, this silk dress has been overwashed, so the texture is a bit off, and the weave is really tight.  I decided to take advantage of this.  🙂 I put the dress on its side and gave it a funky new hem!  Because the weave is so tight from the overwashing, I didn’t have to worry about it fraying, so I left the bottom edge raw. And that’s…

  • Day 335:  Turtleneck Skirt 6
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    Day 335: Turtleneck Skirt

    I hate turtlenecks and they hate me. 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. Then, I stitched those side seams down! I cut off the extra side fabric, and trimmed straight across that atrosh neckline. Now I have…