102 Days to Go: $1 Remake

This was another piece shot for the book that didn't end up getting used.  We called this the "KIDS Incorporated" inspired look. New Dress A Day - DIY - vintage - ugly 80s sweatshirt- 102

Who else was obsessed with that show??

Kids Incorporated - OG Cast

I totally wanted to be Fergie and Jennifer Love Hewitt (or Stacy Ferguson and Love Hewitt as they were credited) back in the 80s on this show!!

Obviously the first plan of attack was getting rid of all that ribbon!!

I removed every strip of that primary colored, polka dotted ribbon!!  Once the ribbon was gone, I was left with a plain red sweatshirt.  Already we made a 180!!

I'm taking this the sleeveless route today, removing one sleeve...

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...then the other!

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I trimmed off the top of the sweatshirt next, cutting from shoulder to shoulder.

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I'm making this a sweatshirt/tube top of sorts, so I cut one of the sleeves open and drew what will be my new pocket on the inner fleece side.

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I trimmed out my pocket, turned the piece upside down with the ribbed waist now acting as the top of the piece, pinned my pocket down...

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...and sewed the pocket in place.  I also took in the piece about a 1/2 inch on each side and hemmed the bottom.

Red-y to wear!!

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I had cooking club tonight and made a lovely strawberry shortcake courtesy of a ridiculously amazing Martha Stewart recipe.  (I pinned it here!)

Martha's Strawberry Shortcake

I have to say, I was super impressed with the way my shortcake turned out!  I'm always mildly surprised when things turn out the way they look on the page!  Like, I'm expecting it to look off you know??  I baked it on parchment paper and it looked like something from Bouchon!!

Marisa's Shortcake!

The handy pocket in front was just the right size to hold my phone and my camera as I was baking and steeping the cream with basil.  Yeah, you heard that right...basil!

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Fun outfit for a delish dinner, plus I matched my dessert once the strawberries were added.  I'm totally avail for all your baking/sewing/upcycling needs :)