Tag Archives: 60s

Day 239. 126 days and $125 left to go.

Not quite sure how many of y’all are Mad Men fans, but for those who are, you know what today is!!!  MAD MEN returns!!  Sigh for some Don Draper.

DD

DD

Oh how I was missing you.  Today’s dress??  You’re gonna be calling me Betty soon enough.  (Don’t worry…no spoilers!!)

Day 239 - Before

Day 239 - Before

This dress was slashed beyond belief!  There was no way anyone was going to be able to wear this puppy with the severe slit action.  I had some work to do.

First thing I did was pin together all the slashed areas.  And yes, there were a lot of slashed areas.

Pinning together the shreds!!

Pinning together the shreds!!

After the pinning, I got to sewing.

Woo skirt!!

Woo skirt!!

The skirt is now one piece!!  Took a bit of time, but it’s all together now.  But, that’s not all.  There’s still some work to be done.  Sheer sleeves?  Not happening.  I got the scissors and snipped away.

Took off those sleeves!!

Took off those sleeves!!

Likey??

Sleeves-be-gone!

Sleeves-be-gone!

The last step was cutting that skirt that I just sewed together.  I wanted a knee lengther, so I trimmed it in half.

Goodbye length!

Goodbye length!

After the trimming, a little re-hemming was done and my dress was ready for the 60s, with the addition of a vintage brooch and some pumps as well.

Day 239 - After

Day 239 - After

It’s been a while since the last season, so I wanted to offer some early cocktails to set the mood.

Chivas, Mr. Draper?

Chivas, Mr. Draper?

Don took the bait, sipped the Chivas I offered all while blowing him a kiss.

Specially made for you Donnie :)

Specially made for you Donnie 🙂

Dream. Boat. Period.  Happy Sunday night.  Thank you A&E…

PS – My day also was chock full of an amazing photo shoot which you’ll get to see the product of soon enough 🙂  Let’s just say I got my hair did, and my makeup done…

Lookin fab!

Lookin fab with the fab Cetine!

Just a little teaser 🙂  Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  Bridesmaid winner(s) announced tomorrow!!  Yes, that’s an (s).

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Day 82. 283 days and $279 left to go.

For my Thursday ensemble, I went with a piece that was super 60s housewife – I got called I Love Lucy at the office today after I changed up this puppy a bit.  Keep in mind friends, it’s still rather warm in these parts…

Day 82 - Before

Day 82 - Before

A white, sheer, nightgowny-robe piece that was ripped and slanted along the edges…that was the choice today.  A classy nod goes out there to that person who did a stellar job with the blades – bravo, really.  What I did enjoy about this piece the most was the amazing lace detail by the wrists and the ruffles by the collar.  To accentuate those lace accents, and forge away from the drab white color, I grabbed my box o’RIT dye, picked the lovely shade of Evening Blue as the color to change it to, threw it in a pot on my stove, and let the color sink in.  Right after the dying was done and it had time to dry, I grabbed my trusty scissors and evened out the poor trim job.  Steady hand wins the race…

Before it was ready to go, I pushed the sleeves up and actually just gathered and safety pinned them from the inside to keep them short and ruched looking instead of long and blech looking.  It was warm out and the piece was still rather sheer, so all I did was add an old vintage tank top with blue hibiscus and green stripes underneath and it was ready for the day!

Day 82 - After

Day 82 - After

Nothing screams office shot then a picture at the elevator, right?  The Evening Blue shade was a subtle enough difference to really bring the lace detailing out, especially by my shoulders.

Frilly Close Up!

Frilly Close Up!

Totally happy with my girly top for the day.  I’ll get being called Lucille Ball any day..may just have to dye the tresses instead next time!!

Day 31. 334 days and $330 left to go.

Today’s pick was completely 60s inspired.  After watching Nine and falling in love with Italy again, the only way to recreate my happy feeling was a retro top and some moscato.

Day 31 - Before

Day 31 - Before

Here was the delightful little mod-ish top I came across in one of my garage sale-hopping days. The pink and chartreuse flowery/paisley pattern needed to happen, so yes, I purchased it. One slight issue…there was a big hole on the left sleeve.  Check it out…

Day 31 - Before (Holy Extreme Close-Up)

Day 31 - Before (Holy Extreme Close-Up)

To me this hole was completely beatable with four easy steps. One, cut a hole in the box. No, wait, wrong step. Here we go…One, turn the top inside out. Two, pin the frayed edges together. Three, stitch a quick makeshift seam to mend the hole. Four, turn inside out.  Perfezione, ready-to-wear.  The mended sleeve looked like a crease in the fabric post-completion, so I was quite eccitato! (Scuse for the broken Italian…)

Day 31 - After

Day 31 - After

At the end of the day, this was less Kate Hudson/Nine and more Goldie Hawn/Desert Flower but whatever…I was still rockin’ the 60s vibe, workin’ the poof, donnin’ the shades, feelin’ the love, all while hummin’ “Cinema Italiano.”  Prego, prego.