Mar 3, 2012

You Never Know What You'll End Up With

So, one of my favorite clothing websites, ModCloth, was doing a "grab bag" for $15 last week. Basically, this means that you pay a flat rate of $15 dollars, give them your size, and they send you something. You have no idea what you're going to get, which is part of the fun. Anyway, I decided to try it out. Just to see.

This is what I ended up with:

Which, is basically awful. I mean, maybe if I were 15 years old, and still a size 2. Maybe. But the thing is, this really isn't me at all. I pulled it on over my t-shirt and jeans (not the best way to try something, but I knew just looking at it that it wasn't for me) and laughed. I felt like I was wearing a costume.

Well, now I know to stick with the jewelry grab bags.

However, there is some really nice details on this dress. The lace for example:

I love it.

And there is also a lot of netting (tulle, I think):

Seriously, a LOT. About 8 layers. EIGHT layers! That's crazy.

At the moment I'm planning on putting this is my craft box (a box that doesn't get much use because I'm not really the crafty type) to take apart later. The netting I can use to lengthen a skirt/dress that is a little too short. The lace would be great to use on a vintage style dress (I'm actually looking at patterns, which is weird because I'm not a great seamstress. And by that I mean, I don't sew.).

It was fun, and the 'rents and I had a good laugh over it. Once we got Dad to understand that I did not order this dress on purpose.


  1. That. Is. AWFUL. Wow. Yeah. Ick. At least you got a laugh and some raw materials.

  2. I did a grab bag with Threadless once and ended up with a shirt that has a picture of Mr. T's head vs. Richard Simmons' head. It fits great and I like the color, but it's a weird shirt. But every time I wear it, I get lots of good comments. Still weird.