Week 5: Happy Hunger Games!

Mar 23, 2012 | 16 Comments

So, I’m a newly obsessed Hunger Games-ian.  Finished the book while delayed in the airport terminal earlier this week and now can’t wait to see the big screen version.  If you had asked me a few weeks ago my thoughts on all the hoopla, I would have said no big deal.  Now you ask me that same question…I say I already bought my movie tix for this weekend.

It's here!

It's here!

Fabulous reader Janet submitted some ridiculously amazing Hunger Games costumes that she made to tie into a fun school fashion show with her students and I just had to share on the eve of the movie event!  I wish Janet was my teacher when I was in school!

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Week 5: SXSW Day III

Mar 21, 2012 | 19 Comments

My final SXSW ensemble came from the leftovers of this puppy…

Patricia's Week 7 Dress

Patricia's Week 7 Dress

I turned it into this a few weeks ago…

Striped Dress - After #1

Striped Dress - After #1

…and was now going to take these leftovers and make them into something fun!!

Leftovers

Leftovers

Let’s do it!

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Week 6: SXSW Day II

Mar 18, 2012 | 32 Comments

This one spoke volumes to me.  From the appliques on the chest, to the trim at the bottom of the pleats, I wanted to try to make this awesome.

Week 6: SXSW Day II - Before

Week 6: SXSW Day II - Before

It’s a mix of gladiator meets drum major meets costume party and I want to make it fun dress meets Marisa in Austin.

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Week 6: SXSW Pt. II

Mar 16, 2012 | 11 Comments

It’s post time!  When I saw this dress at the $1 pile sale, I knew it had to be mine specifically for Texas.  It had a western-ish feel to it and was going to look perfect with my vintage boots, however it needed a bit of help.  (PS, the pattern had flowers and birds on it which made it even awesomer.  Yep, I said it, awesomer.)

SXSW: Day 1- Before

SXSW: Day 1- Before

To the rescue we go…

Collar removal!

Collar removal!

Seam rippers, check!!

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Week 6: SXSW

Mar 16, 2012 | One Comment

Hello Austin!  I think I’m developing a maj crush on you.  Big. Huge.  I prepped my TX ensembles before heading this way and started off with this for my first day in town…

SXSW: Day 1 - Before

SXSW: Day 1 - Before

The process shots and more afters will be coming later, but here’s just a taste of the finished piece…

Collar ruffles!

Collar ruffles!

You’ll see the changes better in shots to come, but no more clown sleeves and way more ruffles at the neckline!  Sorry for the sporadic computer time!!

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