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Day 283. 82 days and $83 left to go.

I absolutely loved the color of this dress!!  I was totally brought in by the greenish shade when I first found this puppy!!

Day 283 - Before

Day 283 - Before

What I did first was take the dress in.  It was open too much at the top that I really wanted to make it fitted on me.

Tightening Up!!

Tightening Up!!

I got out my sewing machine and got to work!

Taking in!

Taking in!

Now that it was fitted in my chestal area, I wanted to change up the straps.  I began by undoing the seams that kept the straps in place on my back by my shoulders.

Strap Tweaking!!

Strap Tweaking!!

With these undone, they’re going work perfectly as halter straps!!  I tied the straps together at my neck, added a white sash around my waist and prepped some sweet potato casserole to bring over to cooking club.

Day 283 - Before

Day 283 - After

It was Southern themed tonight…we gathered up at JS’s and brought our dishes.

The Eats!!

The Eats!!

The dress definitely had an apron-y look to it which made it totally work as I served plates of some delish blackberry and peach cobbler.

From the back...

From the back...

Our dinners are clearly about the food, however they always turn out to being more about the catching up.  So nice to do that this eve.  Girl talk really is the best 🙂  I’m already looking forward to next month’s already!

Day 243. 122 days and $122 left to go.

We’re back to an even amount of days and dollars!! Remember this dress from Day 186??

Day 242 - Before

Day 242 - Before

That was crafted into this??

Day 186 - After

Day 186 - After

Well, I’m working with the skirt leftover today which first and foremost, doesn’t cost a dime (woo hoo!) and is going to get a little makeover perfect for cooking club tonight!

My first step was folding the skirt so the ruffle area that was at the bottom is now in the middle.

Folding action!!

Folding action!!

I then pinned this down and sewed it into place.

Pinning in place!

Pinning in place!

We’re going with a quick apron today (thanks DL for the request!!) and this new ruffle is going to hit me right at my knees.

I then cut the sides off and got the amount of fabric that would be covering my legs just right.  I’m using a little bit of flour today and I can’t wait to actually rub it off onto my new apron!!

Edge trimming!!

Edge trimming!!

I trimmed, then folded down the raw edging, and added some sashes (extra fabric!) that I would be pulling to the back and tying to keep it in place.

Pin time!

Pin time!

Now it was round two for sewing and I stitched down my edges and my new sashes – almost ready for cook time!

 Almost there!

Almost there!

I grabbed some vino and spanakopita and brought it to the Mediterranean covered table.

Day 242 - After

Day 242 - After

That was our theme, so we had delish orzo and feta, spinach and pine nuts with raisins and amazing homemade tzatziki to go with some baked falafel pockets.

Yum Spread!

Yum Spread!

We were reminiscing that we just hit our year mark of monthly cooking nights which called for a little wine glass clinking as we cheersed each other and got grubbing!

Suzie Homemaker!

Suzie Homemaker!

This was the take two shot – it looked a little more like the commercial version of my after shot… “Hey, Mamma Mia, I work at an Italian restaurant as I wear my gingham top from Day 115 to pour some vino into your glass. Ciao Bella!” (Clearly in my head I’m saying this in an Italian accent.) Couldn’t resist adding it in…plus it’s a little closer up on my apron.  I cannot wait to use it at the next cooking night which we decided will be Southern themed.  I’ll be asking for fave recipes as we get closer…