Friday, July 6, 2012

Challenge: Kim the Dress Maker???

I am not a big fashion person... well secretly I guess I am but you'd never know it by what i wear.  :)  Last year, I bought two Maxi type dresses because of the heat here in the city... ok let me rephrase that.  Because of the non-ac driven city I live in.  
I know... its getting old, but seriously, it dictates your life.  

Anyway... chasing rabbits today?

Maxi Dress....  I bought two last summer from H&M.  I practically live in them this summer. They are so light and airy and comfortable.  

I live on a very limited budget so buying new clothes is rare.  While I was home, I was shopping in target when I found this:
Now, I think this looks great on some people but for me and my slightly curvy bottom half, it just was a tad too revealing.  The funny part of the find was I grabbed it from the racks thinking it was a dress... just to get to the changing room and realize it was pants... Not a style I can pull off. Trust me.

So, I looked closely at the outfit and determined that I could re-create this but make it a dress.  

Now, your first question is probably, "Can You Sew".  Yes... ok well sort of. I am able and willing so I think i can make it happen....

So off I went with my Mom to JoAnn's in search of elastic thread, material and possibly a pattern.  I found the thread right away.  The material was a struggle and the pattern didn't exist.  But I am determined to make it work.  I looked up and practiced shearing.

I am still searching for some pieces to make it work but I am definitely determined.

I am slightly chomping at the bit to get those items in so I can get to work on it.  Its a good thing I have been busy lately! In the mean time, I thought I'd show you the items that help inspire what I want to do.  




White House Black Market

Aren't they adorable? I think so!  Lets see how it all turns out!  I'll definitely keep you posted.  Good or Bad! Here's to hoping its good!

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  1. I am with you, I definitely could NOT pull off that jumpsuit.

    Stopping by and following you from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Have a great weekend!


  2. Hi there! I'm following you from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Look forward to reading more! Would appreciate the follow back. :) Have a great weekend!

  3. I couldn't wear the jumpsuit either, but I adore Maxi dresses during the summer because of their versatility.

    I'm newly following from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop :). Hope you have a great weekend.

  4. Go for it. I have had fun today blog hopping. I have joined here and hope you visit my blog and join.


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