Day 202. 163 days and $161 left to go.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I began my day bright and early to catch the USA v. Slovenia World Cup match.  This 7am game had me cheering, but honestly I was still in my pajamas 🙂  I didn’t have my outfit for the day together until after the final 2-2 score.  Don’t even get me started with that last goal we scored that got taken away…terrible call ref, terrible call!!

I opted to go with a little red, white, & blue today for team spirit anyway.

Day 202 - Before

Day 202 - Before

I didn’t even see this until I got home either…


Shred action!

It looked like this guy got a hold of the dress and went to town!!

Turtles in a Half Shell!

Turtles in a Half Shell!

I loved the buttons on the left shoulder and that’s what got me hooked right away but I had to take care of the rips.  No way I was going to leave it looking torn.

I began by cutting off the skirt – I left two inches there (underneath the elastic waist) and cut off everything below.

From dress to top...

From dress to top...

It was still a bit too short to wear as it was so I thought I’d make another layer to hang underneath – slightly cha cha and reminiscent of Day 162.

Trimming another strip off the excess

Trimming another strip off the excess

I trimmed off some more fabric to stitch onto the two inches that were already there…

Pin me!

Pin me!

…and pinned them into place before I hand stitched them together.  After my stitchfest, I rolled up the sleeves to my elbows and added my jeans to complete my USA themed, red/white/blue outfit.

Day 202 - After

Day 202 - After

I guess I’ll just have to make sure my outfit for the next USA match on Wednesday is ready to go before the game begins.

ECU! (Extreme Close Up!)

ECU! (Extreme Close Up!)

I feel like that may assist in rooting on my team and my favorite player, Herculez Gomez.

Hercules!! Hercules!!

Hercules!! Hercules!!

And honestly, he’s not my fave solely because his name totally rules, he’s a pretty awesome forward too.

TGIF!  Happy weekend friends :)


18 responses to “Day 202. 163 days and $161 left to go.

  1. Hey! I found your blog from . Your blog is awesome and it’s wonderful what you do to some very ugly clothes! Especially this one! I love the blouse you made! 🙂 very cute

  2. Hubby is from Slovenia, so we were cheering for them. And we were REALLY thankful that that last goal was taken away. Doing some advanced math now to figure out if Slovenia still got a chance…

    Love those extra ruffles in the bottom!

  3. saw this ( DIY and thought of you. Its something cool to do with the craps of fabric you must have accumulated over the months.

  4. umm…CUTE!!!! how cute are you? So talented, am basking in the glow of your talent right now…must reach for my shades 🙂

  5. Super cute!!!

  6. I really love the ra ra look at the bottom, very nice!!

    Daisy Dayz Home

  7. Refurbishedowl

    As I sipped on my morning coffee and gleefully
    checked out your blog, I was inspired. I put down my morning java and “cha cha’ed” up my own dress (now top) I plan to wear with a big flower in my hair…so sernorita chic! Me dig you!

  8. I love the cha cha effect and the colour is lovely xx

  9. super cute, i love the ruffles!

  10. This is so cute. I love how you added the ruffle back to the bottom. You are an amazing creative seamstress!

  11. I love your website, very creative and inpirational. I love this top, and wish your team well. cheers

  12. Hi! I love the concept of this blog and the clothes you’re making! =)

    Hug from Buenos Aires!

  13. I just discovered your blog and I love it! Your ideas for these $1 clothes are so creative. If I knew how to sew, I would try to make a few pieces myself!

  14. Love the extra flounce on this top! Tres chic!

  15. super cute.
    fits you so well.

  16. man, Herc has got some mighty large biceps there…haha

  17. Ok. So far (and I’m working backwards here after finding you on Yahoo)…love love love! I’m feeling inspired myself and you have instantly made not just my bookmark list but bar! So please don’t take this too hard….. But as a child of the eighties and a total TMNT fan and the wife of an even bigger one…I have one tiny correction…it’s “Hero’s in a half shell…Turtle power!” Not “Tutles in a half shell” thats redundant. Or a strange dish reminiscent of oysters on the half shell but turtle instead of oysters. I don’t even like to think about that one.
    Any way! Keep on keepin’ on and good luck with your goal!


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