This weekend in St Pete at Vinoy Park was Ribfest. I love Ribfest; so much good food. I recently have been trying a gluten-free diet (no wheat, so like anything made with flour is out) and cutting out carbonated drinks (like beer and soda). I knew I could not control how the ribmasters make up their BBQ sauce (yes, they may add flour or modified food starch to thicken or use soy sauce which has flour), so I said that I was forgoing the gluten-free and carbonation-free diet for one day.
That being said, I need a shirt that was not too tight. My belly gets really bloated when I eat wheat and carbonated drinks, so I wanted to be worry-free on how my belly was looking during Ribfest.
I recently went around to yard sales on a past weekend, and bought this really cute halter top for 50 cents.
|Holy Polka Dot, Batman!|
Yeah, it's polka dotted but I really liked it. I liked the flow and the twirly-wrapped straps. The only thing is that I did not really like that it was a halter top. I'm constantly picking up the back to make sure it's covering my bra and I have to wear a strapless bra. Halters are supposed to be cute and fun, why so much hassle to wear one?
Since the twirly-wrapped straps were really long, I decided to make regular straps out of them and use the extra length to make loops in the back to hold up the back from sagging.
|Twirly Loops, Coming Right Up!|
Next, I took the small length I just cut and attached them to the back of the shirt.
Then I threaded the twirly-wrapped straps through the new loops and had Vince make a square knot in the back middle.
|Really, That Simple!|
Here is a close-up of the loops and knot:
|No More Saggy Back|
I will model my new shirt:
|Project Runway, Here I Come!|
Remember I fixed up a few blazers? Well, I paired my new shirt with one of them to attend Ribfest (It got a bit chilly in the evening):
|And Now the Red Carpet...|
Let's say I won't be quitting my day job to model. :-)
We enjoyed ourselves so much at Ribfest. It was a perfect day and the ribs and pulled pork were delicious! We met some friends there. Here is a pic of their daughter and I reading a Dora book:
Now for Rib Pictures:
|Ravaging a Rib|
A few more:
|Yum, So Worth It!|
The daughter let me borrow her bib so I could finish up without a mess:
|I'm Such a Princess When I Eat!|
All in all, we had a good time. Can't wait until Ribfest 2012!