I desperately need to cull the closet and dresser and see what I need for spring/summer. Then I can focus my energy on recreating pretties like these from Modcloth:
And of course I'm going to finish my vintagey Muppet's-inspired seersucker dress too. That's up first.
Another project that's looming is PROM. This year, our theme is vintage circus. It's really going to be lovely. Modcloth has the PERFECT dress too...that I will need to completely knock off since it likely doesn't come in my size (and I'm just knockoff-ey like that):
With the zoom (on the Modcloth site), you can tell that these are seamed strips of alternating colors, in a satiny fabric. I'm never sewing satin again (IN MY LIFE) but...a sateen might be pretty. I'm also a terrible fit for this particular a-line flare type of dress, so I'll probably modify for a waist band and a gathered (or maybe pleated?) skirt. But isn't it lovely??
And so perfect for our theme, which was inspired, of course, by this:
How awesome is it that I get to do TWO vintage-themed proms in a row??
But first today, I have to go shopping for a baby gift for my sweet nephew who is 1. How time flies! I think he needs a tractor and some farm animals. I missed Wednesday Wisdom this week (the week got away from me! And it was hard to top last weeks anyway), so I leave you with a holiday-inspired quotable. Happy Weekend!