Fabric: Stretchy black thrifted fabric/ Upcyled Animal print tank
Notions: invisible black zip ( (should have done the Mena test)
Time to complete: about 5 hours
First worn: May 26 out to the local casino with hubbie.
Wear again? Oh yes!
Total price: $1.00 for jersey knit tank!
First of all, I had a hard time deciding what to make for Viva Las Vegas this week. After looking through my stash, and researching Viva Las Vegas sites on the internet, I decided that I would put the playsuit, I was considering, on hold as a back up, and I went on a search for animal print. I didn’t know exactly what I would do with it, just that I had to have some. My thrifting adventure led me to a simple little stretch top that I thought I could combine with something else from my stash. Amazingly, I had the perfect piece of black stretchy polyester that would work fine. I looked through all of my patterns and pulled any that might work nicely with two colors of fabric. McCall’s 6460 turned out to be just the right look. I cut the tank to make the bodice and used the original neck and arm holes. I was able to piece together trim for the bottom, plus make a hair fascinator, all out of the silly little thing. I’m so happy with how it turned out that I just might have to insist of a real trip to Vegas so that I can strut around in it!
Saturday night after dinner, my husband asked if we were going to go on a photo shoot. It was already 7 o’clock and the light was going fast. I told him about my idea to go to a casino and have some slot machines in the background. It was a crazy idea, both us aren’t really into going to the local casinos because they are always so smoky and it’s really just not our cup of tea. However, for the sake of the dress and The Sew Weekly, we both decided to get out of our comfort zone. We thought about going to the one right in town, but I didn’t want to run into any parents of students I might have. What a place for a conversation about how their child is doing in school, right? We drove to the next town over, so that we might be more anonymous. The last time we happened to stop by this casino was about 20 years ago! It hasn’t changed at all.
My husband was so sweet, I know he felt awkward taking my picture, but he did it just the same. After dropping twenty dollars into the slot machine–hmm, how much fabric could I have purchased with that?—we had several passible photos. Before long, we were approached by Security and told not to take pictures and that we had to erase them. We slipped out soon after that, and even though I said I would, I didn’t erase! Bad girl, right? Well, what do you expect from a wild, hot, smoking, gambling grandma? Be brave and take risks. Adventurous sewing to all!