Look at what this nice lady said over at the Sew Weekly!
That’s one hell of a compliment! I love sewing peeps!
The Facts Refashion Challenge
Fabric: I bought this JJ Dean of California polyester dream from The Urban Jungle (a MEGA thrift store) in Bushwick, Brooklyn for about $10.
Year: Not sure, the tag is totally faded. But definitely a polyester heavy era.
Accessories: Silk scarf from the Salvation Army ($1.99!!), Forever 21 belt, Nine West shoes, and a much needed slip from Target.
Time to complete: About 1 hour
First worn: For these pics
Wear again? Yes!! But with something between it and my skin. This is kind of yucky poly. Blech!
Do you see my vintage suitcases there? I love them, but they are currently the nicest thing in my living room, lol. You can also see our abundance of DVDs. These are piled in two deep and doesn’t show the digital copies we own. We like movies. I did graduate with a degree in screenwriting ;p
These statues are from my only international trip. I went to Senegal on a study abroad trip for 30 days in the year 2000. I was disgustingly home sick (and preggers). This fact helped me chose between majoring in anthropology or film (those two areas seem so disparate, don’t they?), I couldn’t handle being away from everyone I knew. And, yes, that is a speaker they are sitting on. My husband loves music like I love books. The upper cabinet is filled to the brim with CD cases. Remember those??
Some ruffle action.
I bought this dress from The Urban Jungle in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Its tag says it’s made by JJ Dean of California. Here it is before:
Not bad, but it ain’t great. I also snapped a halfway point pic which compares short sleeves to sleeveless. I’m glad I got rid of them all together. One shouldn’t try to look like a frigid librarian or British boarding school mistress, lol. I didn’t expect to like this so much! I may have to remake it in a better fabric. One that won’t make me sweat to death!
And for those of you who may want to know, my grandma is coming home tonight! There are no blockages in her heart, which means it’s her blood pressure which is stress related. The blockage may have been easier to deal with in this family.
This make is also a part of the link party over at