Imperfection

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Ever have that perfect project idea in mind, find the perfect fabric, and then have the results come out not so perfect? That is definitely what happened with this skirt-to-pinafore refashion I attempted a couple of weeks ago. I swear I thought this looked better than it does in the pictures. Looking back, it’s safe to say this is not my finest work..

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The straps were too long and the skirt didn’t fit the way I imagined it in my head. I hate the way I styled it (what’s with the shoes – looking at it gives me flashbacks to middle school *shudder* middle school).

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I almost didn’t post these at all, but then I started thinking about how being honest on my blog.

I am not perfect, my blog is not perfect, and life is not perfect.

Part of the reason I started Buttons and Birdcages is to have something to look back on one day. I have found that since I’ve started blogging, I do (somewhat) obsess over the photos I post – what I’m wearing, how my hair looks. In a world where we are expected to appear flawless, it’s difficult not to get caught up in that.

But imperfection is a part of life, and thus, will be a part of this blog.

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Not Quite Pretty in Pink..

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I don’t typically wear a lot of pink, but after finding this dress at Goodwill for $4.99, I couldn’t pass it up The fabric seemed easy to sew and the dress actually fit really well so I knew it would be an easy transformation.

After looking over it a little more, I decided even after altering, it would probably be really plain so I bought 2 yards of cream colored lace to play around with.

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What I did:
Removed the shoulder pads
Hemmed
Removed sleeves
Added Lace

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PinkDressBAAlso, this is what I would look like as a zombie, in case any of you were wondering..

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