Friday, September 16, 2011

The Joke's on you, Sir.

1980's 'Danskin' Leotard (Thrifted, $2)
1989 Batman Pillowcase
(Thrifted, $ .30)
DIY'd into skirt, made by me. 
Blue tights
Velvet Black Flats

Yep.  I love the skirt...  I did have to make multiple alterations to the side seams- but this was definitely my fault (the angle that I drew the side curved lines).  BUT, overall, yes, I will be making variations of this skirt many, many times. 
My apologies to the readers that caught my post yesterday before I was able to edit it.  (Note to self:  do not publish blog until thoroughly proofread...)  I promise, I'm not a moron!!! 

I love leotards.  Yes, this probably stems from being in gymnastics.  OR did I join gymnastics just to wear the leotards?  Hmmm..  That's definitely a toss up people. 
Honestly, you can do anything in a leotard!  Work out, sleep, clean...  then throw on some bottoms, and you're ready to take on the world!  Just don't wear one to a bar for a night of drinking... 

Good Night Noises (the band I'm in) is still going strong (on a small show hiatus while we regroup), but I'm currently in the process of starting another one!  I'm so pumped!  I'm trying to keep my excitement to myself, since all we are is a singer and a bass player for now.  And we have a name:  Sadie Hawkins.  I find it shocking that it's not already a band name, and have had it in the back of my mind for AGES.  Anywho, if you don't know (but you probably do), Sadie Hawkins is the school dance from the 1950's where the girl asks the guy.  Awesomely fitting for a feminist fueled band :). 

Going to 2 rock shows tonight, and am excited to rev up the hair and makeup 50's style.  I made a mixed cd for the store, and it gets me on an immediate 50's kick every time! 

For the sake continuity, here is the picture of the original pillowcase (pre-frankensteined), as well as my self drafted skirt pattern which was inspired by:  Craft-o-vision!

If you are reading this blog, and live in the area AND play drums or guitar (and any other interesting instrument), you should probably message me! 
<3 ally. 


  1. I am reading your blog... with such enthusiasm I promise you!... I don't live in your area, unfortunately because I would be in your shop like a shot! I live in West London which is quite cool but not as cool as your skirt! I dont play drums or guitar but my hubby plays both plus double bass and his brother is an amazing drummer who now lives in Florida. Does that count?! I should stop waffling now and go take a look at some more of your stuff. So glad I found you :-)

  2. Those 'blue tights' are grey.......Now these grey tights are grey....