Random Musings: The Competition!

What are your thoughts/feelings on the upcoming competition results? 

Courtney: UGH! That is the first thing that comes to mind...I have seen what Dana has created and it is pretty darn cute! I started with a dress and intended to re-shape it into something great and then I wasn't feeling my fabric....then I cut it too short....now I am 70% finished with a skirt that is turning out pretty good. BUT I have to now find a shirt at a thrift store that will complete this "sexy date look" and well, I just don't have the time! Unlike my sister, I can not take my kids into stores (At least my two year old) and hope to accomplish something other than grabbing milk and bread. Last time we went grocery shopping together I ended up with two boxes of Matzo Ball Soup that she put in the cart and distracted me so much at check out...we managed to get them home! So pilfering through a thrift store to uncover a score is not too likely. I feel like this is coming across negative...I like the premise of the competition and it is fun to do....when there is time to do it! Like not when you are trying to get a house back on the market in the middle of engagement season! Either way....I am going to try my best to kick some Dana butt... in spite of  my diminished time capacity!

Dana: I am actually pretty stoked! I have not worn my last outfit once - I just wasn't feeling it. But, I can honestly say that I will probably wear this dress more than once. It is super cute, fits me perfectly and I just made a kick ass necklace to go with it. it was NOT easy to make this dress. Now, if you have tailored something before, this is probably a piece of cake to you. But I could not figure out my "shape" to save my life. Finally, after the 10th time (no joke - I went through an entire bobbin) at ripping out both side seams, my husband looked at me and said, "sweetie - you are not curvy - you just need to go straight down." That was the ticket - and the next stitches in the light of the morning were *almost* perfect. They were close enough to tweak (I still had to rip those out - but I was close enough to be able to get it right the next time around).
All that being said - I am still not sure that I am going to win. I mean it is all up to you guys! I try to tell myself that it really doesn't matter - I LOVE my outfit. But really, sibling rivalry has taken a hold of me and I want to kick some Courtney tail!!