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October 13, 2012 / mrsdeboots

I’ll worry about that tomorrow-making the drape dress.

I think we all remember our first hero, our first realization of, ‘This is who I want to be when I grow up!”

Mine was realized at age 5.  I wanted to be a beautiful spoiled southern belle.  I wanted to be conniving and flirtatious.  I wanted to use the lifting of an eyebrow as a weapon, an expression of both slight discontent and burning rage.

I wanted to be Scarlett O’Hara.

I have been watching 2 things since I was born.

The movie Gone with the Wind and the epic miniseries The Thornbirds

I blame both for my skewed views on love and relationships.

So this year, my dream comes true.  For Halloween, at work, I will be Scarlett.


The internet would lead one to believe that you can find an amazing Scarlett costume.


The internet is a LIAR.

For $260 I could purchase the above monstrosity. If I knew nothing about the dress, maybe I could be persuaded to wear that mess. But as I know lots, so blerg.


The above photo is the actual dress from the film.

As a notoriously hot natured person, I will not be trying to trapse around work in A velvet ball gown. I decided to look for a lightweight fabric in A similar color.

I found a green skirt and wrap/shawl thingy at a thrift store. Stupidly, I forgot to photograph it before I started ripping it apart.



Thank God for that dress form. I hate math, and I include rulers in math, so I try not to measure anything if I can help it. I placed all my darts by eyeballing things, basting, taking it off the form and placing it on myself for alterations, which, while tedious and painful (stick pins in the side, ow)


My process has been successful so far.

That poo $260 costume forgot an important element…one of the sleeves is huge, the other fitted. Stupid ass people.


So eat that!

I have the fitted sleeve prepared, but my sewing machine decided to be an asshole and start screwing up as I was hemming the wrist part.

So instead of working on my dress last night, I worked on my sewing machine.

Let me mention Shanes helpfulness, as he found all my drapery tassels at the bottom of a bin in A thrift store.


Oops my feet again.

He was digging like a rodent as I was making fun of these pants

They. Were. Enormous.


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