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 Wine Down on Main for mimosas with friends before hitting up the Soda City Market 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!