Cute as a Button

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Jazz Hands!  Today’s dress reminded me of my high school chorus’ (which I never joined…partially due to the ugly uniform) dresses, hence my show choir pose.

A suitable dress that doesn't suit me

At least I look happier than this chick…

Awkward

As the only singing  I was gearing up for was taking place on the Karaoke stage, not a high school cafeterium, Changes had to be made.

First off, I easily removed the velcroed-in shoulder pads…

Velcro!

and stuck them on random objects in my house.

The lamp is now protected!

What you can’t really make out in the “before” shot, is that this is a sweater dress!  Perfect for keeping me warm on a chilly, rainy night!  Still…I needed to get rid of that length and take it in a bit…which is exactly what I did!

Basement Kitteh looks on skeptically
Taking it in 1" on each side
Pinning my new hem!
Sewing that spankin' new hem!

So…now that I had taken my new dress in and up, it was looking mucho bettero.  However…it was still fairly plain and boring.  I decided to dig through my massive box ‘o buttons and pulled out these guys.

BUTTONS!!!

Then, I hand-stitched them in a cluster near the bottom of the dress.

Cool Vintage Buttons!

I threw on some warm brown boots and brown accessories and was all set for a night of Trivi-YEAH at The Whig followed by Karaoke at Art Bar!

Cute as a button!

Oh…and check out my awesome new fave sweater!  It’s an uber-warm army sweater I snagged for a buck!  Complete with elbow patches and epaulets!  It’s a bit boxy, but I think I’ll leave it as-is.  :)

Do I love this sweater?!?! Sir! Yes Sir! :)

I braved the cold and rain to meet my teammates (yay Team What About Bob!) for a night of brain teasing and karaoke pleasing!

The Team:

 

Alex: Knows about Greek stuff

 

Bob: Knows all the answers to the Grateful Dead questions
Marty: Music Guru
Jillian: Has a surprising grasp of Urbandictionary.com

Cheers!

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3 thoughts on “Cute as a Button

  1. Amazing how a few cute buttons can add such PIZAZZ!!! Once again thinking outside the box. Hurray! And, hurray for Basement Kitteh–I love her/him. So nice to have a wonderful inspiration and assistance. Keep going!!

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