5.14.2012

mmmmonday the second






mmm is totally whipping my ass in the best way.  it's truly a challenge to do a head-to-toe-me three days a week, especially when i realize a lot of my garments stay on a hanger because they have one little thing off about them. so to succeed i have to fix them.  and i'm not even doing any stunt sewing (much)... the fixes are turning out to be surprisingly quick, i just didn't have the patience desire to win vodka challenge to make me revisit them.

the purple people eater batwing dress was one of them, it's a shapeless box on.   took in the side seams, took 3" off the hem, and now it's my 80's dancer-at-rehearsal dress.  

you might recognize the leopard print... it used to be this cocktail dress.  the bodice was always too tight across the bust, flattening my girls, who need all the help they can get.  burdastyle, baby, why you gotta wrap them up like it's 1942?  i finally hacked it in half and inserted a new super cute two-toned zip from my sis in law.  the side seam of this jammy is now the front seam, and since it was a rectangle to begin with there was no need to mess with the hem.

finally there's the tribal print dress, my first head-to-toe from last week, which i fairly trumpeted about at work. this was sewn on my maniacal day, i traced around a forever 21 dress, et voila.  no, not as easy as the french phrase would lead you to believe.  more pics and backstory on that one to come, as i'll be parading the new makes from mmm in separate posts soon.

i likes to parade.

40 comments:

  1. That's awesome that you are finally taking the time to correct all the little mistakes that held you back from wearing each piece. The F21 dress is my favorite. The colors are just so awesome!

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    1. thanks madalynne, the F21 dress was a surprise win :)

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  2. mmm day 4 dress- my fave of the three! But mmmD3 and D4 are super cute too! As for the revisiting of old projects thing... I hope I get some inspiration from you to do just that to some of my own makes.

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    1. it is SO satisfying, you must do it!

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  3. That is absolutely awesome that MMM is making you fix the little things that you wouldn't get around to on your own (man do I know that one!) YAY MAY! :) You look faboo in all these makes. Plus I adore your photo-dude's hats. You rock so much. :D

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    1. he got hats this week cause his wee head was cut off. poor dude.

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  4. i am loving your sassy photos!! and i totally agree that MMM makes you fix things you would otherwise ignore!!

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    1. it's like expanding your closet tenfold!

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  5. Ooh, I'm so glad you're getting some use out of that sassy leopard print! I love it! Way too hot to stay buried in your closet!

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  6. Your poses are the best and I looove that knock-off dress. It's darling. Really, everything you make is fantastic.

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  7. I love all of your creations! The F21 knock off dress is to die for!

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  8. OMG. Loving all your photos! I'm so with you in that I've got little niggly things about some of my me-mades that I need to fix before I wear them...lol. MMM is the perfect time to do it!!

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    1. wouldn't have done it without MMM. bonus, dude.

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  9. You look like a total rock star - I am absolutely loving your outfits!

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  10. Love the outfits! The batwing dress is my fave, I loves me a batwing. As an aside, I love the accessories given to your fellow in the photo, gave me a good Tuesday morning giggle!

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  11. You rock. Totally loving all the looks here.

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  12. love all the photos! the forever 21 knock off dress is so cute. i love the print. i feel the same way as you about some clothes i made for my self..some things are off or the finishing details don't go well or something and i end up letting it sit in my closet..

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  13. You are too cute. New outfits every week. Doodles on the guy in the peanut gallery. Seriously, too cute.

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    1. tee hee. next week i might play with flowers.

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  14. I love these refashionings. I have a line of dresses that need to be "corrrrrrrected"...as the butler would say in THE SHINING. You're inspiring me to wield seam ripper and scissors!

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    1. oh god, i'm going to talk to all of me me made refashions like that from NOW ON.

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  15. My "this is going to Goodwill" bag gets constantly raided for remakes. Poor Goodwill. They'll never get some of these precious, precious handmade garments, lol. As for the parading, my sister bought herself a tiara at the hair store, and made herself a Miss Tammy sash with red glitter, to wear to the grocery store and the occasional whole-family supper. I don't think she'd mind if you stole that idea.

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    1. i've got the same bag!

      and i. am SO. stealing sis's idea. that is the definition of Banner.

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  16. Oh I just love them all! I've been finding that I need to get a bit creative with some of my less than stellar makes in order for MMMay to work! But most of my "fixes" involved cutting off offending pieces 5 minutes before I leave for work... Cheers to you for taking the time to do it properly!

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    1. well, there is a bit of the three minute fix in there:))

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  17. god, i love everything you make! i've been following your blog for a while now, i only just started sewing a couple of months ago and your blog is very inspiring!
    keep up the good work!
    greetings from greece,
    alexandra

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    1. thanks alexandra :)! hope you're sewing right this minute...

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  18. Isn't it funny how one tends to put off simple garment fixes? *glares at alterations pile* Love the last look especially! I recently lopped off the bodice of a vintage (*gasp* I know! But the bodice had dry rotted. So I'm not committing vintage murder.) dress and plan on redoing the skirt portion into an actual skirt. One day... lol.

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  19. Heh, you're totally rocking those outfits! Me-made months are great for finally attempting those fixes, aren't they?

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  20. Augh!! F21? No way, not the evil empire of child-labour-forcing, worker-screwing, environment-fecking, copyright violating, first-ammendment impinging fast-fashion shite? Please tell me you shoplifted it (and burned the store down on your way out).
    Nice head gear on the ancestors btw, and the makes are awesome as usual (goes without saying but I'm saying it 'cuz I care XD).

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    1. erm... does it help that i bought it three years ago? *slinks off*

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  21. AAAAW!! You look so cute in all of these fixes, it's hard to pick a fave!
    I'm loving your photography btw, they are real polas?

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