Sunday, May 10, 2015

Orange and Blue Floral Dress for Me Made May

Sapphire set: Gifts from Hubby
Dress: Self Made
Shoes: DSW

I've been having a blast participating in Me Made May this year!  I'll do an Instagram roundup post later of my OOTDs.

I made this dress for Easter 2010.  I haven't worn it since Fall 2011.  Not because I didn't want to, I just had baby weight to get rid of .  Yay, it fits again! :o)  I had so missed this collar!  I remember flipping through the pattern book, locking eyes on that collar and just had to have it.  I think it was even featured in this very fabric.  Not much for originality that year, but I LOVED it...still do!!!


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fresh Green

Czech Glass Necklace: DIY
WWII Trench Art Ring: Hubby's Grandfather's
Watch and Top: TJMaxx
Skirt: Refashioned from a Vintage Maxi Dress
Heels: Dillard's (clearance)

This may very well be the last time I wear those heels!  (I might have said that last time too) They are only comfortable for about an hour of standing.  For the first hour or so of church I am on my feet, by the time I stepped off stage my left foot was complaining.  The right one was fine.  Who knows?  The thing is, the heel is nice and sturdy making the height not a problem for walking.  I feel so fierce when I put them on...that is until I'm limping through the front door coming back home.

Enough of my shoe dilemma, check out Hubby's awesome new oxfords (brogues?)!  He walked up wearing them in DSW where I was trying on heels for my sister's wedding.  I said, "You ARE buying those!!!"  He tried to resist (doesn't like spending money on himself, but doesn't blink over spending even more on me), but I could tell he REALLY liked them.  It didn't take too much to talk him into getting them. :o)


PS:  I freshened up my Green bangs, too bad I forgot to freshen up my lipstick before taking pictures!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Shelly

First things first, I didn't realize my collar necklace had shifted sideways until I got back inside to change out of my outfit!  I simply could not redo the photos, so big blooper #1.  (I'm saving another for the end.) :o)

This outfit was thanks to my super sweet friend, Shelly!  Two birthdays ago, she wrapped my present in the polka-dot fabric I used to sew my top.  Last Summer she thrifted the skirt for me.  Last week she bought the tiny hat for me.  She said it jumped out at her and said, "Buy me for JJ!"  I told her she needs to get me a pair of shoes next so I'll have a complete Shelly outfit. :o)


Items not compliments of Shelly are: Ring (DIY), Belt (Local), Vintage Collar Necklace (Antique Shop), and Heels (Marshall's)

Here's the promised 2nd blooper...a BIG swarm of bees flew overhead.  This is a mixture of "worry" and "what it that?" facial expressions. :o)

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Monday, April 13, 2015

My Wedding Dress

This Sunday was our Wedding Anniversary.  We've been married a dozen years...we joked that the anniversary gift should be a dozen donuts. :o)

I decided to pull out my wedding dress and see if I could squeeze into it.  I just made it!  I designed my wedding dress and my Mom sewed it.  You see alllllll those dangly beads from the butterflies?  She hand strung and hand sewed them on!  She also hand sewed the lace around the entire hem and train AND added beads to it too!

I had a garden wedding that wasn't very fussy at all.  I ran around barefoot as soon as the minister pronounced us Man and Wife. :o)  Would I design the same dress if we were getting married today?  No, but it was perfect then!  The lace has all yellowed a bit, and there are some mystery stains here and there, but I still think it is beautiful.  I loved it as a Bride, but now that I see it through a sewist's eyes I see so much love in every stitch!  I remember how stressed my Mom was about it being perfect!  She really did a spectacular job!!!

Oh, and the Butterfly hair jewels were alllll over my hair on our wedding day...I only wore three for our anniversary. :o)


PS: I will scan in a photo of the dress on our Wedding Day later this week.