Garage Sale Glory!

I have always loved going to garage sales, but now I love them even more!

Question: What’s Green, originally $345, and paid for at a garage sale with $50?

Answer: The most beautiful prom dress ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So beautiful!!!!!!!!! I won’t be able to wear it for another year (I have to be in high school to go to prom. ūüôā But I can’t wait!

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

Advertisements

I Had Fun!

My school had a dance a while ago (and when I say a while I mean 2 months ago:) My school calls dances “Stomps”, which doesn’t make sense until you go to one and see that none of the guys ever dance with the girls. You can’t really blame them because if you do dance with someone people will video tape you. No joke, they really will. All “Stomps” are planned by the student leaders, and I am a student leader, so I knew about it before the rest of the student body. Because of this I had a lot of time to plan an outfit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The final outfit was Black skinny jeans with orange shirt, turquoise tank-top, black hat with orange ribbon (not the hat in the picture, we decided on a different black hat last-minute, but it did still have the same ribbon), and a scarf that I made myself. The scarf is easy to make and I will probably do a tutorial on it sometime. The outfit was a success and I had a great time.

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

 

Easter Sunday

For my Easter dress this year my mom and I did, not a remodel, but a make over. I found out recently that my great-grandmother was quite the sewer. She would make my grandmother a new dress for every occasion big or small. One of these dresses that she got when she was about my age she kept, and had me try on. Success! It fits almost perfectly. ( Just a little tall in the torso.)

The zipper was a little hashed, but that is to be expected in a dress that is 50 years old. So we put in a new zipper. After finding the perfect shade of pink jacket, we have a very cute Easter outfit for a beautiful but chilly morning.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The pin you see on the jacket is what I was making in my previous post, WEATHER REPORT. If you want to make the pin, click HERE. I made mine a little larger than she did, 3-1/2″ base, and used about 2-1/2 yards of rick rack. ¬†It was easy!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I hope you all had a great Easter.

Sparkle Jane

P.S. Happy April fools day! Tell me of any pranks you play!

Its So Beautiful!!!!!!!!

So cute! My mom thinks that it’s almost too adult for a twelve-year-old, but I don’t think so.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My mom is a miracle worker! This is so pretty. The pin she made is a nice accent,  too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When you combine all that with $3.00 thrift store high heels, this becomes the ultimate party outfit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

Too Much Time On My Hands

For the past little while I have had way too much time on my hands. If you’re wondering why, it’s¬†because¬†I had heart surgery on January¬†tenth. Thank you for everything you guys have done, and for all the kindness you have shown me. I am completely recovered and back to school and dancing and hopefully lots of sewing.

Anyway,  I had a lot of time to work while I was recovering so I finished that afghan I was working on.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It is a simple, giant granny square (58″ square) ¬†with lots of bright colors–two rows of color (any color really) and one row of white. It is a birthday present for a family member.

Thank you all for everything you do,

Sparkle Jane