Sunday, August 14, 2016

'Twas the night before a party

The obligatory "before" pic
'Twas the night before a party, and all through the house,
The Unfashionista was quite freaking out!
She was trying to act like she just didn't care...
But it was her birthday, and she had nothing to wear!
She had lots of old dresses, a tank top or two,
But she wanted to wear something special—and new!
Through her closet she rifled, awash with dejection,
And sadly was scanning her Projects collection,
When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But an abandoned refashion from sometime last year!
A star-covered dress that she'd taken apart,
Then stopped because she'd just not known how to start.
By now it was past time for going to bed,
But ideas were forming inside of her head.
That old unloved dress...she'd make use of it yet,
Making something she'd wanted—a crop top matched set!
From her sewing machine, there arose such a clatter,
It was late, she was tired, but none of that mattered!
With just a few zippers, some hems and some seams,
She converted that frock to the dress of her dreams!
Her eyes—how they twinkled! She even felt merry!
She'd succeeded in something she once had thought scary!
She smiled as she put her equipment away,
Relieved that she'd be looking great the next day.
She thought to herself as she turned out the light,
Happy birthday to me, and to me a good night!

Editor's note: In the interest of a readable poem, some facts were omitted. This dress was not made for the Unfashionista's birthday (that was last week), but it was her birthday party. The dress was also not 100% finished when our protagonist went to bed, but she had reached a good stopping point, and only needed to tweak the fit a little bit the next morning.

Another interesting wrinkle in this fabric yarn (if you can't tell, I'm in the mood for fun with words today!) is that when I was finished writing the poem and was ready to upload pictures, all of a sudden my computer started acting so weird I had to shut it down. When I returned, I found that my poem had been lost! I had to rewrite the whole thing from memory, but I think the second version might be even better than the first (I added a verse that I think ties the whole thing together, but we'll never know for sure!)


  1. I really like what you did to this dress...what an improvement! I also like the funky earrings you seem to wear a lot...any directions on making them sometimes? Enjoy reading your blog.

    1. Thanks for your kind words! I do have a couple of earring DIY's that I have been holding onto, wondering if it was worth blogging about them. Since there is some interest, I will try and pull them together to share!