Thursday, December 1, 2011

This week we're making this.

I'm not completely sure why, but I've been invited to three Sexy Xmas parties in Atlanta this year. The first of which, XXXmas, is taking place on December 9. Am I really that sexy? Who knows, but I'll roll with it. If three different people invite me to a sexy party then it must be so! Or something like that. 

Why are there so many sexy Christmas parties in Atlanta you may ask? I have no idea, but I guess they don't call it Hotlanta for nothing. 

I wasn't completely sure what I wanted to wear until I found this little number on Trashy.com.



I would call this love at first site, but with a $200 price tag and an order processing time of 2 weeks it was not meant to be. Then it occurred to me: I have a sewing machine! So off I went to plot my own rip-off Trashy.com inspired version of this little number.

First task, find fabric. Seriously, this has got to be the hardest type of fabric to find ever. NO ONE has any sparkle stretch velvet. Even my normal specialty spandex provider did not have any in stock. So I headed out to the thrift store to see if I could find any used children's holiday dresses. I figured that would probably be my best bet for finding what I was looking for and it would be a heck of a lot cheaper anyways. Sparkle velvet tends to go for anything from $10-$20 a yard. Yikes.

Luckily I found something at one of the local consignment stores that will suit my needs with only a little bit of alteration.




It's a size 12 girl's holiday dress. Most of the velvet is not glitter, though it does have a little bit of sparkle on the chest. I should be able to use the dress part without too much trouble (luckily I still haven't gained back all the weight I lost for the wedding), but I'll have to completely reconstruct the top. 12 year old girls don't typically have C cups.

I'll keep you all posted as I get this ready for next Friday. Happy Holidays!

-BG


5 comments:

Eleanor said...

Can't wait to see it! I'm sure you'll be foxy! <3

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Hürrem Sultan said...

thanks for beautiful blog :)

Lorna Sharp said...

Love it !