Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Dress

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So I forgot all my formal dresses at home when my friend asked me to go to his fraternity's formal-- so I needed to come up with something to wear. I went to Goodwill one Sunday morning and this red dress was squeezed between a bunch of frumpy smocks. For the black flowers I bought this extra-large size 20 velveteen dress and cut it up and glued the flowers to the dress.

Red dress: $4.50, Humongo black velveteen dress: $2, Fabric glue: $3

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I also used one of the flowers and made a fascinator for my hair. I was going to bring a velveteen flowerette for my friend, Bomo, to wear as a boutonniere but I thought he would have thought that was strange... turns out he totally would have dug it.

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My shadow has a crazy 'fro.

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By the end of the night, I was a sweaty mess-- this dress has seen a lot of dancing already.

Funny thing, as I was making this dress, one of my favorite DIY bloggers blogged about some of my flower dresses from this summer and said, "Make it in darker, more festive colors and you´ve got a killer look for upcoming Xmass and New Years parties!" It was very strange that she posted this as I was working on my dress! Ha.

Check out my tutorial here.

:)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory."

--James Joyce (The Dead)

Been so long... School is really crampin' my style.

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Skirt I made after I found this great psychedelic fabric at a thrift store in town...

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I love the texture of this.

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I have no idea where this fabric came from, but it looks nothing like the fabric I see around today. In the thrift store, there was this bag of scraps and I think someone must have made a quilt of these great fabrics-- there were pinks, blues, purples, oranges, browns... every color. It was a great find and I knew I had to make something.

Check out my tutorial here. :)
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