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June 19, 2010

SORRY TO REPORT...

I am very sorry to report that I did not finish my "LBD" in time for graduation (wearing a sad face). Needless to say, sometimes things just don't work out as I plan - I just have to SHAKE IT OFF and move on (voice quivering). I was determined that I wanted to look a certain way under that graduation robe even though my dress wouldn't be seen. When it comes to SOMETHINGS, deep down inside I am a stubborn, got to have it my way sort of person. This was one of those things, but an extensive search of my closet revealed a RTW black sheath & jacket ensemble that had been pushed back because it had become to small for my extended shape. I am so glad that I had not gotten rid of it in one of my ruthless closet clean-ups as I have so many things. I dusted the dress off and tried it on and was surprised that I could get it zipped up. Trying it on revealed all of the (muffin top rolls) that one does not want to expose (sad to say). So finally I was off to the store to finally buy that Spanx that I have put off purchasing for much too long. Man, what a difference it made. Made me feel erect and thin! I even think this thing will be good for my tricky back! I even wore heels; hadn't worn heels in over 5 years because of the problem I have with my foot - so walking in them was a bit scary.

No, I didn't get a picture, just wanted you to know what happened with my LBD. Its hanging on the door as a UFO right now, waiting until I can get someone to help me fit it. I just couldn't get it done all by myself. I am still determined to get a properly fitted sheath dress done this summer. More to come on this quest later....and by the way....I graduated with honors!

NOTE: April at http://mommyssweetthings.blogspot.com is having a sweet giveaway.

34 comments:

  1. Never mind the dress....congratulations on the graduation!!! Enjoy your accomplishment! Revel in your success!

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  2. You are right Karen! Thank you!

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  3. Congratulations on your graduation! I'm sure the LBD will look great once you finish it.

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  4. Congratulations!!! So pleased about your graduation with honours. Sounds like Spanx saved the day, and you can finish your lovely dress another time.

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  5. Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment. Forget the LBD (for now anyway).

    And my mom has had the same experience with the spanx... really helps her back.

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  6. Congratulations! No worries, you will finish your dress and wear to another special occasion!

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  7. Congratulations on your graduation! Anytime I have ever rushed an outfit for an event, I have never been satisfied. Enjoy your moment and go back to the dress when you can make it exactly what you want.

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  8. Graduating with honours! Way to go! This is so much bigger than finishing a LBD, although I am sure it will be stunning. :)

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  9. congratulations!!! woot!

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  10. Wasn't sure how to contact you but I just posted a Giveaway on my blog for a Free Sewing Pattern. Could you pass this giveaway to your readers as well http://mommyssweetthings.blogspot.com/2010/06/little-lizard-king-sewing-pattern.html. Thanks

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  11. Way to go! I am so tickled to find your blog, though I don't sew I surely want to, and I do have a machine, and you are inspiring so - you never know!

    Fantastic news on your graduating with honors. Absolutely wonderful. Celebrate and enjoy!

    PS I regret so much I have given away on my "ruthless closet clean outs" Who started that poopy idea anyway?

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  12. Congrats on the graduation!

    And virtual hug for the missing the sewing deadline.

    And a chuckle of solidarity for the magic undies. I trusted myself up like a turkey to fit my outfit for the last company event I went to.

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  13. Honors!!!!! WOW and congrats, Faye. Spanx was a great investment for me, too. :)

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  14. Of course you graduated with honors! Congratulations!!!! Too bad about the LBD, but it sounds like a great purchase was made in the Spanx. I think I see one in my future.

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  15. Congratulations on your graduation with honors! If Spanx can help with back problems, it's a real utilitarian workhorse, isn't it?

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  16. Congratulations, Faye!

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  17. Congratulations on graduating with honors. That is a great accomplishment.

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  18. Many, many congratulations on graduating with honours - I am so thrilled for you! Never mind about the LBD - some things just aren't meant to happen. I bet you looked fabulous at your graduation ceremony - and I hope you were beaming with entirely justified pride at your achievement.

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  19. Congratulations Faye on your Great Achievement. No worries about the LBD, there will be plenty of time for that in the future. Just kick back and enjoy your day:)

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  20. Graduating with HONORS!!!! Congratulations on a job well done!

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  21. Congratulations! On the graduation, and fitting into a previously too small dress. :)

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  22. The UFO LBD is minor compared to your AWESOME Achievement... Congratulations!!!

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  23. Congratulations! LBD not so important. Your achievement is awesome!!!

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  24. Congratulations Faye...that is AWESOME!!!

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  25. Congratulations on the result! Don't worry about the LBD - it will be there for the next occassion.

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  26. Congratulations Faye on your graduation, with honours!! Well done.

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  27. Congratulation on graduating with honours! A wonderful accomplishment.

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  28. Sewing for a deadline is so hard! Shake it off and remember that a LBD is ALWAYS a good thing for every woman to have in her arsenal.

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  29. Congrats, Faye!! What an achievement!

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  30. Girlfriend I have sooo been there! I'm sure you still look fabulous either way!

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  31. congratulations! Sorry you missed your deadline. I've missed many myself.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  32. Congratulations on your graduation! Now you'll have more time to sew, and the LBD will find another occassion because it's, well, an LBD!

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  33. Congratulations Faye on your graduation with honours! You must be so proud!
    And isn't spanx wonderful? I have the higher power panties and love it!!!

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