Katy Perr-ody

Q &...No Answer...Just a Refash!
Then the Unthinkable Happened

Alright! I’m officially back in commission!  My new foot pedal/power cord is now happily plugged into my machine, and my camera is fixed!  :)

I originally planned this refashion for Wannabe Wednesday, but with my technical difficulties, that just didn’t happen…til now!

I spotted this sweet frock on the interwebs worn by Katy Perry:

Frocksome!
Frocksome!

Here it is again, styled with a sweet leather jacket.  I really love the feminine/slightly punk look of this outfit!

Although I doubt I could rock purple hair.
Although I doubt I could rock purple hair.

Of course I don’t have anything like this dress in my closet.  But I did have this dress on my to-be-refashioned rack!

Close enough, right?  Right?  No?  :(
Close enough, right? Right? No? :(

All this dress needed was a few tweaks to look like Katy’s!

First, I chopped out those shoulder pads.  They’ll make an awesome sunglasses case, methinks!

Pads are practical...just not on your shoulders!
Pads are practical…just not on your shoulders!

Then, I raised the hem a bit.  A guilty-looking Douglas watched.

"Sorry Mom!"
“Sorry Mom!”

While waiting on my new foot pedal to come in, I decided to just go ahead and buy a cheapo backup machine so this never happened again.

Unfortunately, it was broken right out of the box (do I have a gypsy curse on me or what?).  When I tried to hem that bottom raw edge, this happened.

BLERG!!!!
BLERG!!!!

After a close inspection, I discovered that part of the bobbin case was missing (Where’d it go?), so back to the store it went.

FINALLY, my pedal came in the mail!  I eagerly got back to finishing this rehash!

Hello, Old Friend!  :)
Hello, Old Friend! :)

The back of this dress had two sashes that were meant to be tied together.  Uh…no.  I went ahead and snipped those off.

Snip!
Snip!

Almost done!  I like the back of Katy’s dress, but I don’t want to go full-backless.  I think the backless look is cool in theory, but as I prefer to not go braless, I opted for a peekaboo back instead.  I used one of the side tie thingies to make it happen.

See?
See?

I stitched my V and the strap down.

Lookin' good!
Lookin’ good!

I gave my frock a good press, and was ready to head off to for mimosas with friends before hitting up the for some tasty organic fare!

Similar, no?
Similar, no?
Much thanks to Jonel for lending me your skinny belt to complete my outfit!
Much thanks to Jonel for lending me your skinny belt to complete my outfit!
Le back!
Le back!
Cheers!
Cheers!
'Ello Gents!
‘Ello Gents!
Main Street has come a looooong way!  :)
Main Street has come a looooong way! :)

Later that evening, I headed over to a pal’s place for an egg-themed (Happy Easter!) potluck!

A beautiful day to sit outside!  :)
A beautiful day to sit outside! :)
Eggs!
Eggs!
It's an EGG-stravaganza!
It’s an EGG-stravaganza!
These cookies were EGG-cellent!
These cookies were EGG-cellent!
Mmmmnnn!  Egg salad sammiches!
Mmmmnnn! Egg salad sammiches!
I made a couple of Quiches...and no...I'm not YOLKing!  :P
I made a couple of Quiches…and no…I’m not YOLKing! :P

A bit of plastic egg truth-or-dare followed!

My challenge.
My challenge.
The wine stain on his leg really classes this pic up!  ;)
The wine stain on his leg really classes this pic up! ;)
Don't ask!
Don’t ask!
I seriously have the most fun friends in the world!  :)
I seriously have the most fun friends in the world! :)
We EGG-cell at having a great time!  ;)
We EGG-cell at having a great time! ;)

Cheers!

I must say I'm rather pleased!  :)
I must say I’m rather pleased! :)
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