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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Making Molly Ringwald Proud

After taking the little one to summer school and deciding I have no life (after working out of course), I stumbled upon this little ditty at one of the very few "thrift" shops on Maui.  Upon first glance it  instantly transported me to a time, long ago, when being the oddball was cool and teen angst could easily be quieted by a soundtrack of Police, Joan Jett, and Cyndi Lauper.  That's right..the 80's.

Of course, in it's present condition it was more apt to induce nausea and massive amounts of guilt for not attending church last Sunday, but the potential was there.  I especially loved the floral print and of course the

My would be photog wanting to ham it up for the camera
 so had to set the timer.  Mom hair-do intentional (yeah right).

 The neckline in its full matronly glory.
 On with the obvious, removing the shoulder pads (seriously?), the lace lapels, white shift, and the sleeves.
 See, it's much happier now. (cuckoo, cuckoo)
 When removing the yoked collar, I discovered (accidentally, of course) that it was completely sewn into the waistline.  I decided (accidentally, of course) to snip and use some of the yoke to fashion a new neckline.
 I accomplished this by crossing the left side yoke to the right and the right to the left, adjusting and sewing into place.  Here is a slightly blurry pic showing the cross detail achieved.  Completed the look by stitching the armholes..AND
 my photog and I are ready to paint the town green.  Complete with cheeseball poses and fake smile at the hubby & daddy trying to take a good pic.
 The kiddo and hubby at my fav eatery playing tic tac toe.  Yes, the hubster's let him win.  Geez he's got that pageant queen wave down...getting worried.
 Close up of the non matronly neckline and ME getting my drink on!!!  Mom hairdo not intended.
Nightie nite!!  lori


Fight Hawaii Magazine said...

I love it. Incredible that it's the same dress!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm impressed. From hideous to gorgeous. Well done. Also enjoyed your 80s references. :^D

Kazies Magical Designs said...

gorgeous restyle xxx

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