MMM14: Day 24

We celebrated my Mother-In-law’s birthday this weekend.Β  I didn’t want to wear just a shirt and jeans. Birthdays are special and should be a big deal! I decided to spice things up a bit with this:

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I purchased this a week or so ago (for .99 cents!) with the intention of making yet another blouse but I decided, what the heck? Let’s make a sun dress.

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This is the easiest way to refashion an old lady dress. Seriously πŸ™‚ After you cut off the sleeves and neckline, fold the raw edge under twice. Pin, and sew.

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I left an inch purposefully unfinished for some elastic.

I used to be scared of elastic but it’s basically my best [sewing] friend, now. I don’t know what I’d do without it.

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The “bodkin” helps you fish the elastic through more easily.

Sew down the end of the elastic

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“Clean up” the hem in your material you left exposed for the elastic to fit through… and you’re done.

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This thing was crazy see-through, like, it would make the models in Victoria’s Secret catalog blush. Hence, the leggins. I don’t do slips! πŸ˜‰

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Before you label me all white trashy because my undergarments are exposed right now… I DID wear this with a shrug, thank you very much πŸ™‚

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I’m going against the advise of my PT by wearing flip flops. I just couldn’t seem to make orthopedic shoes and inserts “work” with this ensemble. The flip flops had a wedge so I figured that was better than nothing, right?

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My boys πŸ™‚

We feasted and dined (which is kind of redundant)…

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…and surprised Momma H with a limo ride πŸ™‚

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Don’t let that look fool you. She loved every second wearing that hat and lei πŸ˜‰
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This was Merrik’s 1st limo ride.

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24 down, 7 to go

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