Saturday, February 27, 2010


I finally cut off the arms. Yay.

Next I will rip out the shoulder seams and gather the front sections a little to make them softer and more feminine. I think I have plenty of room since the shoulders are way too wide. I need to find a sleeve pattern and some black buttons.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow Day!

This project has been put on hold in view of the fact that it snowed here and that has been our major focus today!

But here are some idea dresses:

Oh, it's not a dress, but very cute! Just for fun.

And this is sort of plain, but might help me figure some stuff out.

I love the black trim on this one.

And this one is adorable, but I'd have to cut up the entire shirt to make the ruffles!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The First Step

I meant to bring my camera to Goodwill, but I didn't know I was going until I got out of lab early. I went to see if they still had a headboard and footboard that I saw on Tuesday. They didn't. But they did have my chambray shirt:

If the boys weren't all outside having a snowball fight I would get someone to take a picture of it on me. You could see how long it is and decide whether you think it could be a dress or not.

And I got a lamp for one of the boys. It's cute, isn't it? $2.99. He can read with the overhead light off now.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So now I'm wanting to buy a really big man's chambray shirt and make a little dress out of it. The sleeves I could cut apart and make cap sleeves from. Slim it up on the sides and make the armholes smaller. I can leave the placket and collar intact, maybe, leaving some buttons unbuttoned. Cut off the tails and hem.

Well, now I'm thinking plaid or stripe. To really look like a man's shirt.

Just an idea.

I hung a gilt mirror over my black 60's dresser. It's too small, but I like the look. So now I'm on the hunt for a big, fancy mirror.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Typical Bargain Day

I discovered a consignment store on Thursday after class. It's brand new and they had a lot of nice things on sale. It looks like a good place to take things, too.

I replaced the black knitted bolero I lost. ALso found a short-sleeved BROWN one. I would love to just completely switch over to BROWN! (Is is possible to live without black, though? nah)

A pink and orange striped cashmere sweater!

A top that does not look good on me, but will on daughter. Hope we stay the same size. It sure is handy for shopping!

Should have bought the little leopard print bag.

Dang it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I finally met daughter's new friend tonight. She's gorgeous. I wonder if she will let me dress her up, too?

Note to self: find cowboy boots and hat for someone to wear with a little sundress!

Another note to self: Go study!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Our First Photo Shoot

On today's visit to Goodwill I found a man's striped sweater that I fell in love with! Also, a purple plaid top that I have no idea what will match with.

Anyways, I was driving home and got this idea for an outfit. As soon as I walked in the door I started throwing clothes at daughter, saying, "Put them on quick. The light's going!"

And then I made her put on the men's sweater.

And then I found another funny little thing for her to try. (Where are these things coming from? she asks. I say, I keep things I have a feeling about, ha.)

I'm so excited to have a model. Thanks, daughter! Isn't she cute?