I made this dress about a year ago. Apparently teal and polkadots were popular during the 80's (although they are clearly eternally fashionable) so I wore it for the event.
I know from Pretty in Pink that ankle boots were popular in the 80's (all my knowledge of the 80's comes from John Hughes movies) but the only pair I could find in my last-minute, no-car shopping was khaki colored and clearly would not match my outfit. However, they were on clearance, and so were several pairs of black, lacy tights. So I bought both and cut up the tights to sew onto the boots so that they'd be black to go with the outfit. Plus, according to the highly reliable sources I consulted on the internet, lace was a popular element of the 'new romantic' look that was popular during the 80's.
I used left-over parts of the clearance tights to make these fingerless gloves. I just cut out a section of the legs then cut three slits into the end and sewed the edges up to make fingers. I cut a hole in the side for my thumb. All this was done last-minute the morning of while continuing my research by watching 21 Jump Street. It was a purely academic interest--as a student of library science I am committed to research. It had absolutely nothing to do with how adorable Johnny Depp is in it.
This picture isn't technically related to crafting, but it is related to books. I got all dressed up to go see the new Jane Eyre movie because darnit all I'm a Charlotte Bronte geek and us geeks like to dress up for movies.
I am particularly proud of my fancy hairdo, which can be seen here as I consult my tbr bookcase (yes I have an entire tbr bookcase--my stack is that big!)
I hope you enjoyed my crafting pictures. Perhaps I'll get around to posting my other sewing projects someday. Maybe I'll even get with it enough to take in-progress pictures. Maybe I won't. Either way I feel that this post was worth it just for the title. Making a good bad pun is its own reward.