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!
(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.
I mean the holes were literally everywhere!
This is a case where just because something is heavily ripped, doesn't mean that it has to be tossed aside...
The fixes here were rather simple. Pin the openings on the seams...
...and stitch 'em down!
It took a bit of time to stitch them all up, but we got them!! Woo, each and every hole was shut! Because the dress was a bit sheer-ish, I took a slip and wore it underneath. Paired with some vintage boots and my denim jacket, I took off for the day.
Because I was only in NY for a brief chunk of time, I took full advantage of lots of walking!!
Started at the Highline....
...stopped off at a flea market in Hell's Kitchen...
...and took lots of photos of the amazing wares.
I didn't end up getting anything as my suitcase had no leeway and I was determined to fly with just my carry-ons. (PS, totally successful!!)
After a quick freshening up and a jaunt through Central Park...
...I made it to the theater!! Met up with my fabulous Aunt P for some Sister Acting!!
One of my favorite people (yay CB!!) is in it and I've been jonesing to see him perform his first Broadway show!! I was a proud mama bear cheering for him each time he made his way on stage. The perks of being friends with someone in the show?? Backstage passes!!
We took full advantage of photographs in front of the disco backdrop!!
Being in the empty theater was a treat...
...and I felt like I was part of the secret club of Broadway-ians :)
Oh and I may or may not have had "Tap Party Part II" (Click here for "Tap Party Part I") on the real stage we were standing on.
It was such a fun day, taking in the brisk, fall air and catching up with friends over show tunes.
My dress...no rips yet!! I did some double duty sewing to totally secure everything too. Total success!!