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Sunday, July 24, 2011

I'm Baaack!!!

I am, and I wish I could say better than ever, but sadly the universe decided to top off my crazy week with a nice 'ol PTD (preschool transmitted disease, for those without kiddos).  Add that to my insurmountable amount of schoolwork (I'm looking at you, World Civilization & History), housework, and work-work and you can see I am well on my way to the inevitable "all work and no play, makes Lori a dull (& tired) girl." 

So what's a girl to do?  Well, after blasting and shadowboxing to "Eye of the Tiger" I decided to give my creative side some free reign with this loverly little ditty that I was planning to wear for a buddy's baby shower:
 I know, I know, horrendous right??  This is what I look like when I get only 4 hours of sleep in a 48 hour period.  I thought a little BRIGHT pink might wake me up as the 4 Red Bulls, and 2 Green Tea Energy pills totally let me down.
Wait a minute...the yet unfinished baby shower gift hanging out on my dress form (*insert fist pump*)Procrastinators REPRESENT!!!
Okay, first things first..removed the sleeves with my handy seam ripper.
Measuring about 2 inches from the pleated area in the front (which I loved) cut out a new "U-shaped" neckline.  (Mental note:  freehanding it Lori, while sleep deprived, may not be such a good idea.)
Folded in the surviving neckline and armholes and stitched.  Also needed to clip curves to make it fit better.
As it was a tiny bit BIG, took in both sides a bit.
Then using my favorite method (I'm an easier the better kinda gal), snipped some length off the bottom.  My plan was to fix the hem and wear it as a dress but decided to snip a little more off and make it tunic length.
And Presto!!!  The finished product paired with my "go to" jeans and my "Super" little man.  (Mental note:  Lori, never, EVER take pics while sleep compromised as you will end up with the above cheesetastic pose).
Rockin out the new tunic with a gaggle of cool chicas.
The guest of honor front and center, and the geniuses behind the GORGEOUS shower.
Gifts!!!  And the finished diaper bag makes another guest appearance.

Sandman, here I come!


Alison said...

I love this top, in fact I love all your refashions, they are fab!
Following you now!

Sew Her Style said...

You're very talented! I'm looking forward to future posts..:)

Jamie Lee @ said...

Love Love Love!!! I'm with you on the energy too, I need some kind of miracle energy medicine to help me to feel more useful! Ok prilly lady, you beat the eye roll again. NOW I WANT TO SEE MORE!!!!!


Jamie Lee

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