Day 84: Den Mother Dress

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I think today’s dress was some sort of uniform.  Do you have any idea what it might have been a uniform for?

"Guess my profession", says the uniform dress!

I’m going to start off with a quick apology.  See that weirdo grey floaty looking thing on the bottom right of my photo?  Well…he’s in just about every photo.  :(  It looks like my new camera is going back to the store, which will put us at ReFashionista Camera #4.  :/ Until then, let’s call the grey blob Steve.  I hate Steve.

Steve hid for a bit (doing typical ghostie things I imagine) as I began the taking-in process for this dress.


I ran each side through my machine and decided to take off a bit of that length.  Steve helped.

Steve approves. :)

I hemmed that raw edge.


I pressed everything, and now I have a dress that makes me look like “the cutest den mother ever” (a friend’s words, not mine).  :)

Oh hai Steve!
Oh hai, Melissa!


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13 thoughts on “Day 84: Den Mother Dress

  1. Great job on this refashioning project. Like the others I am clueless as to the type of uniform it could be. Looks more like a house dress–you know–errands and shopping type. The contrasting color is perfect. Nice job on the sash. Great color match. I tried my hand at refashioning. Check out my blog for the crocheted yoke t-shirt.

  2. I don’t think it was a uniform – just a secretary dress from the late 70’s. I knew a girl that had a hundred like this (blah color, a-line skirt, goofy buttons) in Washington DC in 1983. We called them “Carol Dresses”

    1. It was totally a uniform, as it had a girl scouts label in it! It’s so odd. The proportions of the dress are for an adult, not a large girl (darts for woman-y boobs, slender waist, space for woman-y hips). Mystery surrounds it!

      Poor Carol. :)

  3. I love it my favorite so fare now I am thinking of doing some of this things any recommendations on the type of machine I should get

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