Week 27: NY Day 2

Sep 30, 2011 | 31 Comments

I found today’s piece while on the hunt for dresses to wear to my summer weddings.

Week 27: Day 2 - Before

Week 27: Day 2 - Before

I loved it because it reminded me of Reality Bites and RB holds a special place in my heart, including the awesometown soundtrack…my, my, my, my Sharona!

"He's so cheesy, I can't watch him without crackers."

"He's so cheesy, I can't watch him without crackers."

(Side note – once the book is turned in, I’m revisiting some of my inspiration pieces and making garments inspired by them.  Just get ready, because it’s gonna be on in a little over a month!!)

The piece fit me pretty well, but there was a huge issue.  Holes!!  On each seam, the fabric was ripped somewhere.

Yep, that's a hole!

Yep, that's a hole!

I mean the holes were literally everywhere!

More holes!

More holes!

This is a case where just because something is heavily ripped, doesn’t mean that it has to be tossed aside…

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Week 27: NY Day 1

Sep 28, 2011 | 37 Comments

I mentioned that it’s been ‘Wedding-tember’ in my world and today’s post documents the other wedding that was on my agenda this month.  From Vegas to NY, it’s been a bi-coastal couple of weeks!

For a ‘black tie optional’ event back home in NY, I thought that I just had to rock another dress that I found for a buck.  I was on a roll and couldn’t stop!  This is turning into my thing now…invite me to a wedding and I’ll come wearing something I snagged for four quarters.  I bought a pretzel on the street for $2.25, so yeah, I think I did good.

The piece we’re going to be working with…

Week 27: NY - Before

Week 27: NY - Before

Blerg!!  Yeah, time to transition this into something that’s vow-sharing appropriate for 2011.

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Week 27: Jessica S.

Sep 25, 2011 | 17 Comments

I know that it’s officially fall, but is anyone feeling true fall temps yet?  Granted I live in a climate that doesn’t see such segmented, ‘true’ seasons, and it tends to feel like summer up until, well, Thanksgiving at times, but still it seems like the summa, summa, summa-time is holding on! (This video always makes me happy and you can’t ever go wrong with Fresh Prince/Will Smith!)

When I saw Jessica’s creation, I thought it was fab – something that works for warm-degreed days, but something that will also work as a great transitional piece into fall with boots, cardis, tights, oh my!  Check it!

“I started reading your blog and have been inspired to do remakes of my own. Here is one I did recently.

Jessica S. - Before

Jessica S. - Before

The shirt pattern was so fun and I liked the neckline even though the size was obviously way too big. The shirt also had buttons all down the front so the neckline kinda looked like a waistline…

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Week 28 Cont’d: Vegas Wedding!

Sep 22, 2011 | One Comment

Prepare for a post of epic proportions to finish out the trip to Las Vegas.  It’s going to be like The Hangover – full on documentation of the past 24 hours of events with photographic evidence.  No beds ended up on the roof though and Mike Tyson was only seen by way of celebrity impersonator.  (Seriously.)

Before dress for the wedding, here:

Vegas Wedding: Before

Vegas Wedding: Before

Before pic of the ratty neck, here:

The albatross around my neck...

The albatross around my neck...

(And yes, I’m totally wearing sequins to this wedding!)

Day 3/4:

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Week 28: Shannon’s NDAD Creation

Sep 18, 2011 | 20 Comments

Hey friends, sorry for the delay in posts as I’ve been traveling!  Vegas last weekend and NY this weekend for another wedding.  Let’s call this Wedding-tember for me :)

Yay for skrockidesign.com and this fabulous 80s wedding pic!

Yay for skrockidesign.com and this fabulous 80s wedding pic!

You’ll see all the dresses this week, and yes, they were both $1.  (Um, I was pretty stoked with the finished product as well for both soirees!)

In the wedding spirit, I found it fitting to feature Shannon’s piece.

“I love your creativity and live vicariously through your amazing social calendar as well!  I just had to tell you how you inspired a recent project for me.  My daughter just got married and it was a glorious DIY, eco-frugal, vintage wedding bonanza held in a local historic home/museum. During the planning and creating phase, we were stumped by what to do about the bride’s bouquet.  We didn’t want fresh flowers since we had so many other responsibilities that day and we wanted it to be “green” (and save us some green ($), but be meaningful and fit the vintage vibe.  So I asked myself–WWMD? (what would Marisa do?)

WWMD?  Shannon, you rule :)   Biggest compliment a gal could ask for!!  Just wait till you hear about this one!!  (I’m putting this in my back pocket for when I eventually get hitched!!)

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