Day 101: Feeling Cocky Dress

Day 102: Sock Hop
Day 100: Black & White & Rad All Over

I had a few errands to run before catching the USC Gamecocks football game with friends, and only had time for a very quick refashion.  :)  I pulled out this garnet dress from my stash (gotta support the Alma Mater!).

Blah!

If I wore my dress as-is, I’m afraid my fellow Gamecock fans might question my sanity.

I made quick work of removing those manky shoulder pads.

Manky!

Then, I chopped off those sleeves, as well as some of the length.

Drawn and Quartered!

I tied the bottom scrap on obi-belt style, and was ready to meet up with some awesome people!  :)

Ta-Da!

I’ve gotta say, this is one of my favorite refashions I’ve done so far!  And it only took about 5 minutes!  :)

Sports and Wine!

The Gamecocks won soundly, and we all went out to dinner to celebrate!  :)

I don't even know how to explain this one...

Cheers!

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11 thoughts on “Day 101: Feeling Cocky Dress

    1. Thanks! :) Before I chopped, I tried the dress on and marked where I wanted to shorten the hem and the sleeves with a safety pin. After I chopped one sleeve, I used the chopped-off sleeve to measure where to cut the other sleeve. :)

  1. Found your blog thru a WordPress Tag Search. You’ve got the re-fashioning down! It’s been fun to scroll thru all of your projects. 200+ days to go!! Good luck!

  2. I love your blog and I like the way this dress turned out.
    At the same time, though, I wish that you would spice things up sometimes. I get that you’re doing this every single day and don’t always have time for a complete overhaul. I also understand that you may be trying to cater to less sewing-savvy readers. But it does seem like a lot of the time you just shorten and take in a dress, or make it a shirt/skirt. Maybe a certain day of the week (or even month) you could drastically change a piece, or maybe have a week devoted to one item, where the first day is a no-sew fix, the second is a change in length, etc., until the last day is a total makeover.
    Again, I love what you’re doing. I think you’re super talented and amazing for keeping up with this. I hope you take this constructive criticism as it’s intended. I just think some of us might be craving some ideas for extra creativity or thoughts on how to see potential for something totally different in an article of clothing.

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