My 3 Monsters: Day 17: 50's Inspired Dress

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Day 17: 50's Inspired Dress

What's fun about Pinterest is that you can pin anything you want.  Seriously, ANYTHING.  In addition to crafts I want to make, I pin pretty things for my house,  funny sayings, and jewelry.  Expensive jewelry.  I also have an entire imaginary wardrobe on Pinterest that is fun to look at.  It's cool to see everything you like in one place.  It gives you a pretty clear picture of your style. {Or someone else's -- I feel like I know some people, who I don't really know, pretty well just by following them on Pinterest.}  For instance, my Fashion Faves board is full of dresses with a 50's flair.  I certainly don't dress that way in real life, but now I wish that I did.

Why don't I buy stuff like that for myself?  I decided to use some fabric that I bought on clearance years ago and make myself a dress I figured I had nothing to lose as I had everything I needed on hand. I used Butterick pattern # B4443 which is a "Sew Easy" pattern {my favorite kind because I get bored with sewing pretty quickly} and it took me most of Saturday afternoon and evening, in between cooking dinner and running errands. Ooh!  Dinner was "pin"-spired, too -- Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza from Pennies on a Platter.

It's the best homemade pizza of your life, I promise.  But back to the dress -- It turned out . . . fine.  The bodice is a little too loose and I don't really want to fix it.  Also, I have a little complex about homemade clothes.  {I'm always afraid it'll be obvious that I made it myself because I look so frumpy.}  I don't know what it is.

 I don't love it, but I don't hate it either so that's something.  I wore it to church yesterday with a turquoise sweater and it was cute-ish.

My Young Women liked it, but I think mostly because the fabric is really cool.  It's kind of copper and turquoise iridescent, which is really beautiful in real life.  Brent said he liked it, too, but he has to say that -- it's why he makes the big bucks around here.  Anyway . . . tomorrow is my birthday so I've left the day wide open to do whatever I want -- After taking my kids to the dentist, attending a meeting for some volunteer work Sis and I are doing, and getting ready for Young Women in Excellence Wednesday night.  It will be a surprise for you and me both because I still haven't picked a project yet, but I promise it will be pretty low key.  Have a great day!

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  1. I have not dared go to pintrest yet. Im afraid it will suck my time away like nobodies business. I love love love all the outfits you have picked out. They are super cute. Great idea for a 31 day series. I will try to stop back and see what else you got up your sleeve!

  2. I LOVE it! And I saw you at church and never would have guessed that you made it. It's adorable! :]

  3. Nice - I think it's so cute - especially paired with that sweater!!

    I love all things 50 style!


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