Added Jul 2, 2010
I go to the thrift store every Wednesday but I don’t always find something that is usable. I like the dresses to have a punchy print. This dress was perfect. See before photo at bottom.
I love the color scheme of red white and royal blue. It’s so summer and light.
Originally this dress fit like a Hawaiian moomoo. To refashion it I cut it at the waist. With the extra material I took from the midsection I created a waist band with two decorative straps that come together near the front with two antique white buttons.
I then sewed two strips of royal blue material that matched the blue tulips on the dress into the bottom as a trim. And finally added white piping along all of the seams.
I also created the hair piece. It is made from layers of red stretched nylon chiffon petals with a canary yellow button in the center and blue velvet ribbon ties.
I don’t normally paint my fingernails. Like I mentioned before in this blog, I’ve never been the manicure type. But I recently dyed my hair without using rubber gloves which made my fingernails absolutely DISGUSTING!
They look like I’ve been clawing at the ground all day. This happens every time I dye my hair and I have to dye a lot. Every since I was 17 I’ve been getting long white hairs. They stand out against my dark black locks.
So long story short I had to paint them a very opaque color. Red was the most appropriate for this dress.
I got the table flowers from our own garden. I don’t really know what sort of flower they are but when they bloom they are the most beautiful, full flora around our home.
It made me a little sad to cut two off. I tried to break it to them easily. Before I did it, I walked past the bushes and told them I had to cut two of them at the stem. I imagined they all waited in fear for the next ten minutes until I came back with the scissors and made the difficult choice.
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