It has been HOT HOT HOT this week! So, I whipped up a little something to wear in this scorching weather. It is McCall's 5317. I actually snagged this pattern st Goodwill for 29 cents!...29 cents! What costs 29 cents anymore? The fabric is some slinky stuff from the dollar table at Wal-Mart. I've had it for about 3 years and am just now cutting into it.
So here is my $2.29 dress.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here's a quick photo roundup of Kyle's first birthday party.
I didn't get a picture of the food before it got attacked. We did tons of Filipino food: Pork BBQ, Pancit, Lechon Kawali, Ukoy, Fried Rice, Lumpia Shanghai, Fresh Lumpia, Siomai, Ube-Coconut Cupcakes, and Halo-Halo.
Kyle gets help from the present opening experts.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Here's a much better shot of the choli, on it's actual owner.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The basic construction of my dress is done...You'll notice that I opted for a front instead of side lacing dress, as shown in a previous post. After looking at many more paintings, it just seemed more historically correct.
Extra foufy sleeves...check.
I still need to dye the over dress, and apply the trim. And of course I will get some more appropriate lacings. The following image is simulated. Badly.
Overall, I'd say its not too bad for a sofa slipcover from Goodwill...I didn't even use a pattern...totally winged it. Wo0t!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
For those of you who don't know, I have a secret identity as a belly dancer. I also LOVE to make belly dance wear. This is a choli I whipped up for a fellow dancer. And yes, the awful photography was done in my bathroom mirror, MySpace style.