95 Days to Go: Saige's Donation

Look how, er, colorful this two piece is!!  Saige was gracious to send it all my way! New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Before2 - 95

Marisa - I think with your vision and talent this fabric has the potential to become something really cute.  Enjoy!  It belonged to an acquaintance's mom and was about to be donated until I snatched it up!

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Look at the gloriousness of this two piece?!  I am obsessed with the most deliciously colorful print though!

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I will start off with the fact that both pieces will most definitely NOT be worn together by me!  Today we attack the skirt!!

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the skirt when I saw this piece.  The fabric and the colors are amazing and I just needed to have a sundress made out of it!

I began by opening up the side seam at the waist panel up top!

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The waist was only a little bit big on me, so instead of taking out the old elastic and readding some new elastic to make it fit better, I just skipped that first step and added new elastic on top of what was there already.  The original elastic was pretty much all sewn in, so keeping it in place cut out mucho extra work.

From my stash, I took some navy textured elastic...

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...added a safety pin to one end...

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...and guided it through the seam!!  Once the elastic was in, instead of trimming the ends and sewing in place, I just left the ends hanging.  Next, I stitched the top and bottom of the waist band closed keeping the center open.

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I'm going to use that elastic as a drawstring, so I cinched to fit at my chest and tied a fab bow at the end.  I took a fun 80s belt, a vintage gold tassel necklace, and my gold shades and was ready for the lovely day!!

Look how clear the sky is?!

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Just kidding :)  That's no real sky, just the fab sky backdrop at Paramount.  I was totally standing on this ledge while two tours were passing by on golf carts.  (Sorry tour guests...I'm not one of the cast mates of Glee or Community which actually shoots here, I'm just sneaking up on a ledge to take a pic without getting caught by security!!)

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It's funny because I met a friend for lunch at the commissary today, but back in college I did tons of extra work right there on Stage 14 for none other than Sabrina, The Teenage Witch!  (That show happened to always shoot on Fridays and Friday was the one day I planned my class schedule around to have off, so girlfriends and I made some extra cash being 'high school students' in the background every once in a while.)

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My gal RN and I talked wedding for a bit (she gets married a day before my birthday in October!!) while drinking Snapples and eating sushi.

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After taking my hair out me bun, I had the most perfect Veronica Lake-ish wave on my left side!  I was so pleased that I had to document before the wind blew it out of control.

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PS, pockets up top like this...I'm liking the above the waist pouch action!!

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Saige, thank you so much for sending this "Crayola Acid Trip Floral 2-Piece Skirt & Top," which you so perfectly described in the package.  I can't wait to attack the jacket next!