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:
Here it is again, styled with a sweet leather jacket. I really love the feminine/slightly punk look of this outfit!
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!
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!
Then, I raised the hem a bit. A guilty-looking Douglas watched.
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.
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!
The back of this dress had two sashes that were meant to be tied together. Uh…no. I went ahead and snipped those off.
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.
I stitched my V and the strap down.
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!
Later that evening, I headed over to a pal’s place for an egg-themed (Happy Easter!) potluck!
A bit of plastic egg truth-or-dare followed!