It’s Day Six – the final day of LOST Week is here. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I heard “previously on LOST” for the last time this evening. Whew, still hasn’t hit me yet. Don’t worry…no spoilers ahead – I’m still trying to take in the two and a half hours
It’s Sawyer’s last day on the job, so he’s already in vacation mode.
My final LOST Week look begins here…
Yeah, this piece is rather ridiculous. So how exactly does this tie in to LOST??
BAM! The Smoke Monster. Yep, this vest with the reptiles and animals on the back of it had one in particular that looked like the infamous Smoke Monster. I’m going to take this vest apart and add the patch to a tank for my Series Finale ensemble.
First, it’s time for breakdown!
After ripping apart the vest, I was left with the patches from the back. The one I’m using is the top right…
Now sewing this patch onto a white tank just wasn’t going to be enough for me. I needed to do a little somethin’ somethin’. I took a cue from Day 43 and got out the iron-on letters!!
I grabbed the letters to form two words and placed them on the back of the shirt. Got out the iron and began to press the letters down.
Post my ironing, I took the patch and pinned it to the front of the tank (which, PS, I took from my stash of more than I need Hanes tanks in my top drawer) and got to sewing.
My Smoke Monster tank is all ready for some epic television watching.
Because the pic of Sawyer above wasn’t going to be enough for the last day…
One more time, right?
I still don’t really have words about the episode…beautiful, sad, romantic, settling, unsettling, elegant… There will be more as the discussions/chit-chat/rewatching/reading come up beginning tomorrow. Some may have liked and some may have not, but at the end of the day, we all GOT LOST
“I’ll see you in another life brotha.”
Six days down. And then there were none…single tear.
Since I can’t toss the three leftover patches into my shoulder pad container I’m givin’ em away! I stitched each one onto a tote bag and they’re up for grabs!
Leave a comment below (include your email!) and I’ll be picking three winners (via random.org) this Friday, 5/28. Lizards, scorpions and caterpillars oh my!
It’s Day Five of LOST Week and just one more to go. OMG, OMG…less than 24 hours till the finale!!
And in his second to last outfit, Sawyer decided on this for today.
It’s black. It’s slimming. I totally understand. Black is usually my goto, however I don’t usually unbutton that far. Me on the other hand, this is what was up my sleeve for today.
Now six years of LOST…we’ve been spending lots of time on this island and that’s where this outfit comes into play. It’s sunny, there’s a beach, you get your fill of Vitamin D…amongst other things. But for the most part, you’re on what looks exactly like Oahu, HI and that is in part because the show is shot there.
A shirt full of palm trees, gorgeous tropical flowers, sun and an ocean? This shirt that looks like my dream vacation while at the same time looks just like what we’ve spent six years watching. If only a VW van, Dharma Initiative jumpsuits…
…a DS ring, holes in the ground, hydrogen bombs, and a hatch were also found on this shirt, then this would really be made just for us LOSTies. Still trying to grasp the fact that we’re a day away. Y’all feeling the craziness too?
Now I wasn’t going to leave the tropical shirt as it was. If I were, I’d be channeling this guy more than LOST.
Nope, not today friends!
My first step in the tweaking process was taking off the sleeves.
Post sleeve trimming, I turned the shirt upside down and cut off the collar. I pinned those raw edges down and sewed a hem at the new bottom of my shirt. I’m going the strapless route now friends! It’s warm today, so why not?
As this is going to be my new tube-ish top of sorts, I’m thinking about making the top of the piece work with a drawstring – the drawstring is going to be crafted from the excess material sewn into a mini sash to keep the top from collapsing.
Thanks to bamboo sticks that I’ve held onto for smores evenings, the excess fabric sash used as the drawstring was set through the seam that was already in place.
Now, this shirt is pretty much ready to wear. I must say, thank goodness for the drawstring or this shirt would have been falling down like no other.
I gathered it around my boobs and there was no place my new shirt was going to be going.
I mean, it does make me crave a little vaca, as well as blended umbrella drinks and some Kalua pig I’ll be honest.
Five days down. And then there was one…
Another theme week begins!! I know you’ve all been brimming with anticipation and it has arrived!!
A final ode to LOST begins today (as the second to last episode aired) and will be going straight through to the finale on Sunday. Let me just say, I was wavering for a while back in season two/three but stuck with it thanks to my TiVo and there’s just too much time that has been invested not to finish watching. (At least this will take just six days instead of six seasons). No worries if you’re not a Lostie, you’ll still appreciate the theme week if for no other reason than…
…HIM!! Josh Holloway who plays Sawyer is Dreamy McDreamerson and he’ll make a daily appearance wearing a different outfit – maybe it’ll even get you revved up to begin going through the 121 total episodes. Wow, putting that in writing made me choke on my Twizzler.
OK, this week is an ode to the show and an ode to the hours upon hours devoted to this magical island of deception including but not limited to yelling at the TV (most definitely when the episode got cut off early because of Time Warner and most probably when Ben shoots his daughter Alex), tears from “The Constant” episode, and all the flashing (as in forward/backward/sideways).
We begin here…
This had elements of John Locke aka “I heart cargos”…
and badass Sayid…
…so I had to go with this cargo-ish jacket I found for a dollar that’s actually meant for fishermen! There were lots of random attachments that I had to take off because I honestly had no idea what they were supposed to be used for. That just didn’t cut it for me.
The above is questionable as well as the below.
After the excess pieces were removed, I took in the jacket from the back…
…and took in the arms to make it a bit more fitted. I rolled up the sleeves and now have a totally LOST-worthy piece
I even tried climbing through the non-sonar fence.
That’s dedication my friends. And then there were five…
I’m in a total summer vibe – really craving some tropical action and unfortunately I’m not headed to LAX and there isn’t a plane waiting to whisk me off to Kona. So, the closest I was going to get was through my ensemble.
Shocking pink hibiscus flowers on a fabulously vintage Hawaiian dress!! The dress was so overwhelmingly electric pink that a little adjustment was necessary. It was like watching 3D in this dress and 3D gives me headaches.
My main step today was going from dress to top.
Out came the scissors and off came a foot of fine floral fabric. (What’s up, alliteration, say hey to your mother for me.) And after a quick mend to the raw edge, the piece was finished! I unbuttoned the top two buttons and my shirt said, “Aloha!”
Not only am I craving some luau festivities…
But, I’m also craving one of these as well to wear around my neck…
…and one of these to hold in my hand.
At least I can make the third one happen from the comforts of my home
It’s been a slightly hectic weekend so far, so I wanted to pick something more calming to wear today. Opted to go against the 60s mod √ºber bright colored dress (which I will absolutely use very soon) and go with a light palette of blues along with some flowers.
It reminded me of Monet’s Iris and his lovely color schemes…
Today’s piece was reminiscent, just without the lily pads.
The button clasp had come undone, so my first job on this puppy was to reattach it. I took a needle and some thread and began to stitch the end of the clasp back into the side seam to hide my handiwork.
My next adjustment was taking the dress in – I brought it in on both sides from the arms down to the bottom of the dress about two inches. It made it more fitted, but without taking away the flowyness.
To completely finish the piece, I used some of my excess “Purple Rain silk” from Day 164, and cut a strip from the leftover.
A sash to match perfectly with the purples in the dress was on the horizon. The end product?
A lovely, more fitted and relaxed dress for my Saturday As I was clearly in art mode and unfortunately didn’t make it to the LACMA today (even though I was driving my face off all around its’ Mid-City LA vicinity) I went to BeFunky.com for a little artistic assistance.
Kind of obsessed with my cartoonized me I reminds me of the last time I went the cartoon route when I “Simpsonized” myself a few years back when the movie was coming out.
I mean, my lips only reach that shade of red after a few glasses of vino and my hair…it’s just so thick!! Those Simpsons animators really know how to make a girl happy.