Saturday, April 30, 2011

This ‘n That Saturday

Remember how my Easter dress was one of those “third time’s a charm” projects? I thought I’d show you the first failure part of the dress:

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Are you seeing the awkward 90’s bridesmaid/prom dress poof thing it’s doing at the hips?

The waistband was supposed to end up with a nice gathering…

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But really, this dress was quickly becoming everything I didn’t want it to be. So I threw it under my cutting table with all my other scraps

My mom came to visit the day after I finished the dress and I held up the cast away skirt to show her how wrong it was. Something about the way I held it up made it actually look cute to her… that is, if I were to turn it into a dress.

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Like this. Oh, and do you like how it takes standing on the edge of the tub in Jace’s bathroom to give you a full length picture? I’m thinking I really need to buy a full length mirror already. And back to the skirt—I really think it could make a cute dress. I’m picturing straps like those on Reese Witherspoon’s wedding dress in Sweet Home Alabama and a belt with flower embellishments. Don’t you think it would look cute? I’ll show it to you once I get to actually finishing it up. Oh, and I’ll be able to give you a tutorial for it too since I actually took pictures of the process that created this!

Also, if you feel like checking out (and buying) some cute premade flowers for crafting and sewing projects, you should hop on over to Shabby Flowers.

Maybe I’m crazy, but don’t you think that a cluster of one of each of these would make a sweet embellishment on the dress above?
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shabby 7

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Saturday!


  1. Lol - I have the same hard time when trying to get pictures of myself. Nice standing on the tub photo.

    I am seriously considering investing in a tri-pod. Lol

  2. Just have to giggle that you are standing in the shower taking selfies in the mirror :)


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