Since Anthropologie won’t make clothing in my size, I’ve gotten a little arty farty.
Last winter I brought a suitcase of stuff to sell at Re/Dress and got $270 in store credit, so I was a little less picky than I usually am when it comes to choosing clothing on which to spend my money.
I found this unbelivably comfortable, really flattering, linen/cotton knit dress in this horrifying coral/olive/cream varigated pattern and figured I’d get a little creative.
My shopping accomplice thought $50 was way too much to spend on an experiment, but in my estimation, it was free money! If it was a disaster, all I would be out was some free money.
So, first I bought a box of RIT dye and tried to get my mom to let me use her washing machine to dye it. She had a heart attack when I suggested such a thing and sent me into her kitchen with a giant pot.
The pot turned out fine and I had a fancy raspberry dress! I wore it a couple times in that state, but since it was knit, it started to get a little droopy and since it was knit, I was scared to just chop off and hem the droops. Instead, with the assistance of my duct-tape dress form, I pinched up a bunch of pieces and safety-pinned them as if my dress was a fancy wedding cake.
Then, I sewed a bunch of buttons to each other, one on either side of the fabric lumps so that the dress stress was more on the buttons and less on the knit.
I think it turned out pretty decently. I don’t know what’s gonna happen when I try to wash it.. I’ll probably wait a reaally long time, and then get it dry cleaned.
Dress: Re/Dress, dyed and weddingcaked by me!
Then I got this dress from Jen’s Fashion Plus, but I didn’t really like the roll-highlighting action it had going on. So I tied part of it in a knot and stuck a safety pin deep down inside so it wouldn’t come out, and then wrapped those side straps around front and up over my bra straps like some of that convertible-wrap dress nonsense, and that was it. I now have a fancy dress and no place to wear it to.
Anyone know any gainfully employed heterosexual bears in Southern California who might like to take me on a date?
I hear this one’s taken.
x-posted here n there.