Sunday, April 10, 2011

LBD, Sort of.

Problem:  Barbie is going out to dinner with the prom kids and has nothing to wear.

Solution #1:  Buy a cocktail dress. 
Solution #2:  Wear one of the several prom-ish dresses from our current stash of about 10.
Solution #3: I surprise her with something gorgeous.

Needless to say, we went with solution #3.  I found a dress online which I copied, using fabric from my stash and a bracelet from Claire's.  On Wednesday, we had a photo and a pile of fabric.  On Saturday, we had this -- at total cost of $18.50 for the bracelet:



 (she's the one in the middle)





Necessity and living in a small town are both the mothers of invention, especially when it comes to bling.  I had just enough fabric to cut it on the bias, and it draped beautifully. 
I wish we had better photos of the back.  It was asymmetrical and balanced the one-shoulder thing perfectly.

Of course, this kid could wear a feed sack and still look amazing --


OK, that was fun.  Now on to the summer sundresses and a how-to tutorial --

p.s.  Here's a shot of the dress I copied:
Just click on it to purchase it from Prom Girl.com

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hangin' Ten

Everybody do this, cause it's genius!



You should definitely check out Cake Wrecks as well!

Enjoy!  
xoxoxoxox