A few posts ago I mentioned the clothing swap party that I had attended back in March. Well, I ended up picking out a few things that I thought were cute, but I certainly would not wear myself with the intention of re-fashioning it into something for The Girly. I recently began that project with three dresses. (Note that Girly was not very focused on modeling for me this morning.)
The first one was originally a cute (not on me; at least it’s not my style) turquoise halter-style baby doll top with sheer, turquoise/brown print made into tiered ruffles at the bottom. Now it looks like this–
The next one started as a lightweight, simple sundress for someone much shorter than I am. It had thin ties on the shoulders and smocking on the bodice. And it still has the smocking. I just shortened it a little and used that extra fabric to make fluttery, ruffle-y sleeves. I need to alter them a little since they keep falling off of her shoulders. Oh, and I nearly forgot. I made a pinwheel flower for focus with some white beads as the center.
And my favorite was originally a womens’ blouse that I would have loved except the long sleeves were much too short for me and I could barely get it buttoned. But I loved, loved the vintage-looking print. So I found this tutorialand loosely followed to to make this–
I will end by saying that 1) la mode means “fashion” essentially and 2) for all is not entirely true. At the clothing swap I chose clothing for myself, these things for The Girly, and accidentally got a long-sleeved tee shirt for Scott. It was about 3 sizes to long for me. I was slightly disappointed as it was advertising our local Jittery Joe’s coffee, specifically the Terrapin blend. (scroll down about half-way to read about it.) So the little guys were not included in “for all.” But I think they are okay with that.