Yep. You've gotta know your audience...
And my TMBC crew is the BEST. They know that for the last two weeks, I've been working like crazy -- Franken-sewing my outfits for the QM in Salt Lake City. When I invited them to the preview-breakfast-fashion show...I warned them that ALL THE OUTFITS MADE MY BUTT LOOK BIG...
They all came anyway...and kept that comment to themselves.!
|My faux-Marrimeko palazzo pants. I added the two asymmetrical blue stripes. Now they fit me great.|
|Yes, a man's cuban shirt. An actual silk "Cabana" shirt!|
|I cut up a black silk shirt, and added the side panels -- and remade the sleeves.|
|THIS was such a hit!! I bought the lightweight cotton shirt years ago because I sooo loved the fabric. It is so old, there was an IGLWA label in it. And covered buttons. But it was a size M. WAY too small for me...|
|I cut off the sleeves, and did a simple facing around the armholes...|
|And added the black and white side panels...!!|
|The shirt was perfect. But too short. So I added several layers of fringe NOW WE'RE TALKING!!|
|Remember the hot pink dress from the Peoria Goodwill?|
|I cut off the worthless strapless top, added the black shirt with the sexy sleeves...|
|More black side panels...|
|Believe it or not -- I found this necklace ($1.99) at the Salvation Army the week I finished the dress! YES, RITALUCK IS A WONDERFUL THING...|
|Time to pack up the bags and HIT THE ROAD...Spring Quilt Market and Salt Lake City -- HERE I COME...|