The pattern of this top is what sold me from the get go!
The size was wrong, seams were undone, and the sleeves were too big because the elastic was worn out.
Because I can’t ever turn away from a good pattern, I knew this shirt could be salvaged into something I could wear all the time!
Ya hear? ALL. THE. TIME.
I spent the weekend in bed with a cold, so in-between copious amounts of Nyquil and AlkaSeltzer Severe Sinus Congestion pills (who knew AlkaSeltzer made cold meds? I quickly found out during a trip to CVS where I hopefully did not infect the pharmacists…sorry pals!) I was trying to get apartment and outfit inspiration on Pinterest….
…while getting work done on that velour nightgown!!
Hey zippy, zippy!
Progress was made…
…but it hasn’t fully made it to completion. We’re almost there!!
In the interim of my nose blowing, tea sipping, working the day job from home, I’m offering a little stay crafty, but most importantly STAY WARM goodie stash for a lucky reader.
A Dritz kit with all the sewing necessities and a cozy handmade ear warmer that will come in super handy for the bitter cold that is still plaguing the country! (The mini sewing machine is yours too, if you so choose to take it!)
Leave a comment below with an activity you love doing while stuck indoors. Maybe it’s catching up on housework, or maybe it’s watching ALL OF HOUSE OF CARDS‘ SEASON THREE EPISODES THAT JUST CAME OUT ON NETFLIX!!! (That’s not me…yet, but that is how a large group of people I know spent their weekend.) A winner will be chosen next week (3/13!!) so get those activities listed.
Also, big congrats to the winner of the Rafe purse giveaway, Jessica Fringe is on Spring’s must list, so that bag is going to be the hit accessory staple of your wardrobe! Send pictures – can’t wait to see how you style it!
I’ve been playing around with a bunch of fun pieces that you’ll see over the next few days!!
This one looks like something that I would have worn when I was six as my nightgown. This is like the grown-up, adult version! PS, it’s velour!!!
This one feels like I should be in Annie. You know, if Annie gets remade again and it’s all adults playing the orphaned kids?
And this might be the piéce de resistance. HELLO, too big jumpsuit!!! The before shots that go along with this one are AMAZING. Just you wait…
All coming soon to a screen near you!! Stay tuned
There’s nothing more uncomfortable than a tight neck!
I feel like I get neck-claustrophobia (yeah, that’s a word I just made up) when I wear things like this. The color was fab…
…but the dress needed a little more something added to it, you know?
Plus there were some major shoulder pads that needed to get removed.
I should stuff new pillows with all of the pads that I’ve accumulated Ready to see how this dress looks now??
I’ve unearthed a few of my boxes labeled vintage (yay!!!) and it was like Christmas all over again as I began to unpack. I’m only one extra-large Home Depot box in, and already it’s a season’s worth of remakes.
It’s also solidifying the fact that my memory isn’t serving me as well as it used to because a half of the pieces I don’t even recall purchasing Is there such a thing as “moving brain?” Because if so, I’m self-diagnosing myself with just that.
Didn’t remember this cute top…
Same goes with this 60s dress with an amazingly sick collar!! (Love me some collars.)
Totally forgot about this aqua dress…
…as well as this French polyester shirt with “bonbons” and “Paris” written all over it. Definitely not sure what my original intention was for this one, but I’m determined to make it work!
I shot a bunch of pieces before I moved, so the before looks are pretty much ready to go. Tomorrow, I’m going to turn this dress into something a little more updated!
And preferably something with some more room at the neck!
Those shoulder pads are going to get removed as well…