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..



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).



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..


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.


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





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