"I was at an estate sale a few weeks ago and bought a lot of upholstery from the seller. I brought home two bags full and this dress was stuck in the mix. Since it's not my size, I thought it could work on you. You might hate it, but I thought it would be worth a try. Hope you use it! JM"
This piece brought a smile when I opened the envelope - it had a 60s feel, because of the awesome neck, and was yellow and happy. There's a lot going on - the print is bold - but I have a kitschy event that this will work perfectly for, so the adjustments will be easy.
Because of my fondness of the neck, I wanted to keep that intact. The pattern was a bit much because of the length, so I decided to cut it shorter.
Like I mentioned above, I had a kitschy event to attend put on by a family friend, Allee Willis. Allee rules - she's written some of my favorite songs (and yours perhaps as well) like the Earth, Wind & Fire hit September and curates her own Museum of Kitsch on her site - CLICK HERE! The show was a mix of music (cue Neutron Dance, the theme song to Friends, Pet Shop Boys' What Have I Done to Deserve This) and stories and kitschy eats so all I did was hack off the bottom to make it something that Cindy Brady might wear...
..., which ended up being perfect because the real Cindy Brady was there.
Yep, I picked the right outfit :) The drinks were a-floatin...
...and I snagged my favorite!! I think the last time I had a Yoo Hoo was when I moved six years ago. Beer and pizza was bought for my friends who helped out, but for some reason all I wanted was a Yoo Hoo. Go figure!
The snacks couldn't have been more fun either. PS, that bacon pound cake was pretty delish.
Aside from the dress being totally Brady-worthy, I also matched the lady of the hour. Allee was working a similar palette, so as soon as I saw her outfit, I knew I picked the right dress.
JM, thank you so much for sending this wonderful piece. I hope the upholstery fabric makes you some awesome projects!