Monday, January 27, 2014

that's what Springsteen sang. "Jersey Girl"

Springsteen sang,
          I know a place where the dancing's free
          Now baby won't you come with me
          'Cause down the shore everything's all right
          You and your baby on a Saturday night
          Nothing matters in this whole wide world
          When your in love with a Jersey girl
                                  "Jersey Girl" (music & lyrics by Tom Waits)

     This homemade dress transforms me into a 'Jersey Girl'. One similar to this, called the Vintage T-shirt Renewal dress, was sold at Free People for about $200. Since their dresses were 'one size fits all' and the t-shirts attached were random(and I only wanted one if Bruce was on it!), I decided to make my own. I bought both the tulle skirt and the vintage replica t-shirt on Ebay for a total of $41; and, I bought 1 yard of black trim at Joanne Fabrics for $8. I found the straps from an old dress and bra.
     With help from Mother Dearest, we cut the t-shirt, sewed it to the skirt then sewed on the ties and finished it off with the trim.....all by hand!

I couldn't throw away the back of the had Bruce and Clarence on it!! So, I sewed it onto an old throw pillow and now they sleep in my bed : )

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