Happy New Year – D.I.Y. Style

This has been an exciting year for me.  I have so much to be thankful for and I could not have accomplished anything without the support of my family and friends.  2015 is going to be amazing and I cannot wait for the blessing to unfold.

Jerome and I are ending 2014 at a medieval themed New Year’s Eve Party.  I dreamed of how I wanted the dress to look and worked on it for most of the day.  I am so pleased with how it turned out.  Nothing is new or purchased. ..everything was “refashioned.”

The dress is my daughter’s old prom dress.  I loved the dress on her so I had it dry-cleaned and covered so it was well preserved.  I started cutting it into the shape I wanted.  Added panels so that the dress was less fitted and flared out more.  I used some of the left over fleece from my wraps and I found a “well loved” cotton peasant shirt in my closet.  I cut out the rhinestone bodice and used it for my headpiece.  The dress also came with a long scarf which I’m using as my veil.

I am Queen Noir

Jerome is either a Friar or Robin hood.  He couldn’t decide and I didn’t want to push my luck.  So he is whatever he wants to be.

He is wearing one of the first poncho’s I made.  We felt like it honored the party theme.  I made him a matching hat and he’s putting on his athletic tights as stockings.  Ummm….he was a little salty because my outfit looked better than his.  It’s all good – he thinks I look amazing and that is all that matters.






Jerome and I wish you Happy New Year!  Be safe and we’ll see you in 2015.

Thanks for stopping by.

Venita Elaine


One thought on “Happy New Year – D.I.Y. Style

  1. You look beautiful V, and Jerome looks very handsome. Mainly you look happy together. I’m very happy to have you in my life, and hope you have a healthy and successful 2015.

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