Wow! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU for all your support for ! can’t ignore all the bad publicity they’ve brought upon themselves through their corporate thuggery. I’ll be sure to keep you posted as soon as I know anything new with this situation. Fingers crossed! :)
Now…back to the refashions!
Why did fashion retailers in the early 90’s all seem to think that the best thing to do with a boring awkward-length dress was to stick a safari scene on the bottom of it?
Let’s get a closer look at nature’s exotic splendor, shall we?
Unfortunately in this particular scene, the sky has turned black and Armageddon is upon these innocent creatures in the form of diamond-shaped red-hot fireballs. :/
There’s just no way I could make this bottom section work, so off it went!
I decided to make this dress a little more fun by giving it an asymmetrical hemline.
In getting rid of all that wilderness, this piece ended up reallllly (as in dangerously) short! And I still have to add a hem so it wouldn’t fray! :/
I grabbed my bottle of Fray Block and applied it to the bottom edge.
Then I folded it over once…juuuuust enough to have hem and sewed it down with a zigzag stitch, since my hem was on the bias (meaning: It needs to be able to stretch a little).
I wrapped those side sashes around me twice, and now I have a cute dress in Gamecock colors! :)
My new dress was perfect for an afternoon “Stock the Bar” Shower for these awesome people:
Everyone had a blast celebrating this awesome couple! :)
My Gent even stopped by with his son, who I’m giving the alias of Dram (I’ve always thought this was the perfect tacky Soap Opera name).
Yup. I’m totally dating a guy with a kid. For the first time ever. I’m pretty terrible at the whole thing, as I haven’t a clue how to talk to a teenager (Heck…I didn’t know how to talk to other kids when I was a kid!). Fortunately, Dram is a great kid who tolerates my awkwardness (“Uh…er…how’s being all young and stuff going for ya?” Seriously…awkward.)
I’ll leave you with this beautiful pic of Erin & Ken’s loot! :)