Saturday, July 25, 2009

Plain Jane No More!!!!

I had this wedding to go to last night, and I didn't know what I was going to wear. I did know that I didn't feel like going out and buying a new dress so that meant going through my closet. I purchased this dress at Target a couple of months ago. I figured it would work nicely, but it looked a little plain so I decided to jazz it up a bit. Now, I thought about this Thursday night, and had no idea what I was going to do. Now, like all my great ideas, they normally come to me when I wake up in the morning, and I mean literally while I'm waking up, and this idea was no different. I opened my eyes, wiped the sleep out of them and the first words to leave my mouth were tulle as my legs stretched out over the side of the bed. One trip to JoAnn Fabrics for 3 yards of tulle, a flower pin, and some swarovski crystals and this is what you get minus the crystals. I didn't have enough time to sew them on, and I was suffering from a very bad sinus headache so I had to settle for just the tulle. Even with a little bit of rain, the evening was a blast. Everyone had a great time, my wardrobe refashion was a hit, and the bride was beautiful.

In my last post I told you about a yard sale that I hit last week. Well, here are the pictures of everything I got for $15. Personally I think it was a steal, but I'm happy.

In sewing news, I've done absolutely nothing except for these bags I did for my friend Robin. She wanted some pouch bags to hold her knitting projects. A few months back I did a couple of bags for her. She doesn't sew, so I offered to make them for her. I figure, these should hold her for a while. I've got a few cut out for myself, I just have to sew them up. I've got a few patterns pulled out that I'm looking at to start working on, but I'm still undecided.

On the knitting front, I'm working on Ysolda Teague's Coraline. The yarn I'm using is Brooks Farm Acero. The sweater takes forever, but it's so worth it, plus I'm enjoying working with this yarn. It's beautiful.

That's pretty much it for me. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

13 comments:

Tanya said...

Really nice refashion on the dress, thats the thing about sewing even if you buy something you can add your own special touches.

Sheila said...

You look fabulous! For $15.00 you came away with a great haul. Looking forward to what becomes of it.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Wow. That looks fabulous!

Virtuous said...

Luv how you accented the dress with the waist chiffon!!

Great sewing gurl!

Lisa said...

Girl, you wouldn't be a Plain Jane if you wore a Hefty bag!

Robin said...

The dress looks great! And yes, I think the bags will hold me over for just a little bit. ;-)

Adrienne said...

The dress looks fantastic!!!

Susan said...

You really took that dress to the next level with those changes.

I have not made a Ysolda pattern yet, but they always look really unique and beautiful. Can't wait to see yours.

De-Stress with Cooking, Knitting and Crochet said...

The dress of lovely. Cant wait to see the sweater

marit said...

Wow! You look awesome! What a great way to "dress" up the dress:-)

Judy said...

OMG! You are so fashionable! What a lovely addition to the dress, and it looks fab on you! Awesome idea.

Judy said...

Oh, I forgot to say how much I like the new blog banner.....

Nik said...

Just look at how beautiful you are in that dress!

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