::::1970's Muslin Fabric::::
Midriff w/ button back
-made by me-
1970's Floral Platforms (Thrifted, $8)
Just got done with this outfit last night :). This top started out as a practice bodice fitting on a 1950's dress pattern I just purchased. The actual dress will be made out of an awesome 60's fabric, that wasn't TOO expensive, but expensive enough to warrant a muslin fitting first. So, I found this awesome psychedelic muslin piece at a thrift store a couple weeks ago for a buck, and decided to put it to use. The bodice is FAR from perfect, and ripped a teeny bit while shooting, but what was I going to do? Waste this cool fabric? I think not. So, I made the skirt to go with it, and voile! This skirt is so flowy, and flouncy- it feels so nice in this hot weather :).
The back of the top is criss-crossed and has one big vintage Bakelite button as closure (it was my great-grandmas!). I'm almost done with the next version of the bodice (after the alterations were noted from this one), and it fits almost perfectly! I figure, I'll just turn all of these practices into an array of crop tops in different styles. (Just kidding, there will only be 2- I'm biting the bullet, and starting on the dress next. I'm impatient.)
Despite my neon attire, I'm feeling pretty blah today. Hopefully, a run for coffee will fix this temporarily? Meh.
I'm knees deep in love which 'Northern Exposure' guys. It is such a great show<3. We're on season 4, and I love the hints of spirituality (Indian vibe), and its true to life nature. Don't get me wrong- there is some weird stuff thrown in here and there- especially at the end of the 2nd season. BUT, it's so funny and the character development is fantastic. It gets to the point where you can look at a character and start laughing. I love that in a show.
How scary is my bedroom looking here? Ha! It looks awesome... Anyway, this is the collared halter top I mentioned the other day. I decided I am just going to extend the end (somehow) with a scalloped edge. Or, hey, maybe it'll just have to wait for tropical vacations to make an appearance.
My all time favorite picture of my grandma. This is her senior picture. I love her hair, and her "bad girl" smirk :). I miss her! Thanks for letting me have this picture mom!
Alright, coffee calls. I'll leave you with some songs I've been loving lately.