Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The "Always a Bridesmaid" Refashion

Good evening, Lovelies!

Before I can show you my refashion for today, here is what I wore for Day 22:  The Roman Holiday Outfit!

This me at my sewing table, which is soon to be given away with a vintage Singer inside.  The bobbin is broken, but other than that, the machine turns on and runs well.  I bought it for $15 but my friend Becky is going to give it a home where it is well loved and not hidden all the time :)

For today's refashion, I chose my bridesmaid's dress from my best friend's wedding.  
Here it is in action - me getting my groove on.

And the most awesome jump picture.  That is my fabulous bestie, Stephy, in the middle, and on the far right is another friend who is currently having babies at this moment!  Yay twins!

I desperately wanted to make this into a party dress that I could wear to a cocktail event, because someday that might happen and I don't want to be caught unprepared.  In honor of that someday occasion, I broke out the rhubarb wine and got to snapping photos.  
I'm sitting on top of our moving boxes because I am a classy lady.

I cut 18 inches off the hem and took away the spaghetti straps.  I made a halter piece out of the leftover skirt so I have more support for the girls.

I kept the back of the dress intact because I love the way it laces up.  Doesn't Stephy have good taste? Love this color, love the beaded bodice, and love the back details.

Now, if only I had some place to wear it...

while I ponder that, I leave you with a picture of something I found in one of our closets:

Where do we get this stuff??

I'm off to clean in preparation for Mama Grand's visit tomorrow :)  Have a great night all!


  1. OMG! It looks AMAZING! Love it!

  2. LOVE it!!! The photos are fantastic!!!

  3. Really nice, I love that you made it a halter too, looks completely different now! Holy habedashery Batman!

  4. You've saved a bridesmaid dress, awesome! I have three that are mouldering in my closet; now I have hope for them.

  5. I love that dress refashion! My sister already has plans for me to shorten a bridesmaid dress she has. Please tell me you are going to wear that Batman mask to The Dark Knight Rises premiere in July! And a photo with Christian Bale? mmm mmm!

    I've been behind with comments but I loved the video of you and the Rob dancing! I hope your move is going well :)

  6. i just. i mean. batman.

    your refashion is terrific, but i must agree yon bestie had great taste in the first place! those are some of the prettiest bridesmaids dresses i've ever seen. but most importantly:

    RHUBARB WINE?! WHAT?!?! WHERE??????????

  7. Nicely done! You're so adorable. :)

    I wish I found Batman paraphernalia when I was cleaning out closets!

    And yes, where did you get the rhubarb wine? How is it? I wanna try it!

  8. Ooh, gorgeous! Looks stunning. :-) (Rhubarb wine also sounds stunning - yum!)

  9. I knew that dress came from that wedding!!! It looks super cuter as a short dress.