• Cute as a Button 1
    All,  Year 1: The Beginning

    Cute as a Button

    Jazz Hands!  Today’s dress reminded me of my high school chorus’ (which I never joined…partially due to the ugly uniform) dresses, hence my show choir pose. At least I look happier than this chick… As the only singing  I was gearing up for was taking place on the Karaoke stage, not a high school cafeterium, Changes had to be made. First off, I easily removed the velcroed-in shoulder pads… and stuck them on random objects in my house. What you can’t really make out in the “before” shot, is that this is a sweater dress!  Perfect for keeping me warm on a chilly, rainy night!  Still…I needed to get rid of…

  • Child's Play 5
    All,  Year 1: The Beginning

    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…