MMM14: Day 2

Today’s piece, brought to you by Me-Made-May’14,  is a Jr.’s prom dress from the late 90s, I’m sure 🙂

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It looked super small but I decided to go for broke and try it on…

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Thank God for bad lighting… trust me, these poor seams are holding on for dear life!

What attracted me to the dress in the first place was the black lace. I wanted it bad. I rarely get items in too-small-for-me sizes. It’s so much easier to make something smaller than bigger. But, I had to have that lace 🙂

So, first off I cut the red fabric from the black lace. I wanted to make a shirt and actually invested in a pattern.

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Confession: I bought this a while ago and have used it several times, tweaking it as I want because who wants a million of the exact same shirt?

As a sewing instructor I thought it would behoove me to know how to use a pattern, despite the fact I despise them.

I got to work:

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See where I’m going with this?

I decided I wanted the final product to be shorter in length so, of course, I made a modification 🙂

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I decided to make the sleeves out of the black lace

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I mean, seriously, how cool is this gonna be? 🙂

But then… I got really inspired and decided to do a little lace overlay on the top of the shirt itself.

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After I constructed/sewed all the pieces together, I made some bias tape with the left over red satin.

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Pin it to the raw edge of the entire neckline…

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Sew it down… and finish up those hems on the sleeve and the bottom of the shirt, of course.

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A rolled hem… what else? 🙂

I dare say I’m done.

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Would you believe it’s still freezing in Indiana this time of year? Well, it is. Hence, the sweater… And, I’m seriously SO over it.

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‘Nother confession: I made this shirt, um, QUITE a while ago. I was hoping to wear it for Valentine’s Day or something but it was just WAY too cold.

The whole point of Me-Made-May’14 is to inspire refashionistas to WEAR their homemade garments in May. Yes, I made this a while ago… but I wore it in May 🙂 …freezing May.

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Have I mentioned I have sensitive eyes? lol

My final confession: I really, really like my new top. It only cost me .99 cents (and a stupid pattern, that I still didn’t follow…). I know I’ll be wearing this a lot as the weather (hopefully!!!) warms up.

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2 down, 29 to go!

 

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