Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gah! I've been gone for so long!

Welp.  It's been over two months since my last post.  Know what's been happening?  Life.
There are some really big things happening in my life right now.  I plan to share soon.  In the mean time I thought you all might like to see a couple of things put I together.

I found some awesome, striped, knit fabric a few months back at a thrift store.  I think I paid $1 for it all.  I knew I'd make a skirt out of it.  I just didn't get around to it until now.

It was a very simple project.  I used a basic skirt pattern to get the shape and size right, but I probably didn't even need the pattern.
Always ready to help

Instead of the draw-string waist in the pattern, I created an elastic waistband.

The whole project took me less than an hour and I'm quite pleased.

It's a total budget outfit, too.  I paid $1 for the skirt fabric, $1 for the button-up denim shirt at a garage sale, $6 for the tank at H&M, $1 for the necklace at Wal-Mart, and I got the shoes at Payless a few years ago.  I can't remember how much they were, but it was back when buying shoes at Payless actually meant you would pay less.

I'd also like to show you this adorable dress I picked up at a thrift store for $5.

I didn't have to make any adjustments.  I just paired it with the $3 shoes I bought at Salvation Army thrift store and a $7 belt from Target.

I LOVE this dress.  I just suits me, you know?

P.S.  I really don't know how the heck a person is supposed to stand in these pictures.  I feel like a big goober trying to pick out pictures to post on my blog.  I try and find the least ridiculous pictures and I go with those.

P.P.S. (if that's a thing)
I'm going to make a real effort to post a bit more.  Although I have a lot going on right now, it's really cool stuff and I think my blog is a great place to share about my new journey. 

Keep checking in!