88 Days to Go: $1 Remake

I felt it fitting to shoot this week's outfits in front of my parents house that sits the old bench I used to pose in front of.  The memories of that lovely bench, le sigh.  Unforch I decided to flare the dress right in front of it, but you'll see it more over the next few days! I LOVED this print - felt like a pattern on blue & white porcelain!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Before - 88

Before I got to sewing, I decided to peruse my mom's old sewing/crafting goodies in the garage and found some winners.  (You just might see a few of these goodies up for grabs this week!)  I cannot wait to use that eyelet tool!

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I found her machine...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Sewing Machine - Singer - 88

...and began to get my piece ready.  There just happened to be a small snafu.  It wasn't working!!  My mom turned it on and tested it for me before I arrived and it lit up, wheel was fine, however once it was sew time, it just wasn't agreeing.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress -Sewing Machine Issues - 88

I'm getting my hands on another one tomorrow, so this piece will finally get turned around.  Alas dinner with Aunt L and Uncle C was not meant to be had in this dress.

On route to a dinner of BBQ (when in the south...) we had a flash flood of sorts!!

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It was such a treat because it's been a while since seeing big droplets like these - there was some light drops in LA last week, but they were more like restaurant misters, lightly grazing the cars and concrete.  This was legit rain!

We got to the restaurant where I devoured a pulled pork sandwich and took down one of my dad's ribs.

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I wasn't a rib girl until I tasted true rib glory at Smitty's in Lockhart, TX this past year.  Those were the best ribs I had ever tasted and these ones in Indian Land, SC came in a close second.

I'm currently in a food coma, so tomorrow will be fun to get back on the sewing wagon!!