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So I found this blog on a friends Facebook today and thought it was crazy awesome. As soon as I got home from work I had to try it out. However I do not own any sewing supplies besides a small fast-fix box and no sewing machine. This box only has one tiny needle in it. I was determined though and set about trying on, cutting, trying on, cutting. I did do a little hand sewing.

Here is how the dress started, my apologies, the photo is awful.

Before

As you can see (sort of), its long and loose, has funny sleeves and a floppy collar. It has a tie so I can wear it tight enough but it is a weird length and it’s hard to keep the bodice buttons together. The top layer is a thin netted print and underneath it has a satin-ish liner that peeps out at the bottom. I like that part.

I cut a good chunk off the bottom so it would hit above knee. I then cut off the sleeves and the buttons. I cut the liner out of the back top of the dress to make it cooler. I also cut off the collar. I tucked and stitched the shoulders together because they were so big. I dd not have matching thread for this part. I hand stitched the lapels to the inside to form a V-neck and sewed the buttons back on but also the dress together under them. Here is how it turned out.

After

Add a little tank top and it’s ready to go. Massive improvement right? I like to think so! I hope I can borrow a sewing machine and finish the bottom, it needs to be hemmed or I am pretty sure it will unravel. I really want to try this again but with a sewing machine.

What is the last thing you cut up and re-used?

I was just complaining to Spring on Tuesday that I rarely had an opportunity to dress up anymore. I don’t work in an office with many people (try two others) so there is not much of a point. But then I check my email and saw that my girlfriend U had invited me to a networking party she was attending Wednesday evening. It was being held at the University Club in the penthouse suite of Symphony Towers and was free to members and two guests. Yeah I signed up!

Do I look like I work downtown?

I got there early and ended up sharing the elevator with the head of the networking group that was using the space that night. This was particularly good because U had signed up some random names on the guest list and I was worried that I would not be able to get into the party. Walking in along with the main coordinator fixed that.

U showed up and we snagged a 4 seater near the window (wait, the whole place was windows!)

I had a lot of fantastic finger food (amazing coconut shrimp) and way to much chardonnay (good thing my amazing husband was nice enough to drop me off AND pick me up after the party.

check out the view!

One of the best parts of the party happened when some land developer was trying to chat me up. He asked if I would join him for happy hour downtown sometime. I politely informed him that I was married and prefered to attend happy hour with my HUSBAND. Yes!! Shot Down!