Thursday, May 14, 2009

Showering Clothes

My sister has a wedding shower on Saturday, and of course I decided today, Thursday, that I have nothing to wear. I'm pretty sure all Becca's friends will be wearing cute sundresses, my friend Holly is wearing one of those new long dresses, and so I need something "showery" too!

That being said. I don't have any money to buy anything so, surprise surprise I'm going to try and make something. Do I have lots of time on my hands? Do I have other projects I could be finishing? Does my house look like a scary homeschoolers house? (No, Yes, Yes, and coming up - No) Do I let any of that give me pause?

Years ago when GAP (the store) was going through a flowing-whites-ecrus-linens-on-the-beach phase I bought this beautiful skirt in white linen with a flounce along the bottom. It fit me perfectly. Actually it fit my personality perfectly, and my ideal image of myself perfectly. In reality I needed to be at least 5 inches taller and anorexic to pull it off. But it was so pretty I never could bring myself to get rid of it. I did try out dying with tea on it, so now it's not snow-white anymore. It's very vintage looking.
The plan:
The plan is to use the long skirt to make a knee length dress. I have a cotton fabric that's really close to the same color, so that is going to be sleeves, and neckline and the skirt is going to be sewn onto those.
Theoretically anyway.
At the moment I don't have the right color thread. Everything is pinned and waiting until my baby wakes up.

Heres a question:
Why do people walk into Discount Tire (as I did twice this week) and say: "I need a new tire?"
It's like people walking into Starbucks saying, "uh...I need some coffee?"
They don't do that!
They finally get to the counter and say....
Grande Mocha....blah blah - tino.
So people should walk into Discount Tire straight up to the counter and say:
I need a Yokohama Light Monstro."
"Would you like an airing of your current tires with that?"
"Yes please!"
"That'll be 150.62, napkins are on the island."

If the GAP skirt/dress works I'll put up pictures.


  1. Well, great, now I'm gonna feel all self-conscious whenever I need a new tire. :-) Good luck with the shower dress! Hope y'all have a great time.

  2. I can't wait to see the dress! I save stuff like that, too, but then I never have the guts to cut into the fabric.