Day 281: EleFun Dress

Day 282: Orphan Dress
Day 280: Go With The Flow Top

Does anyone else remember those terrible dresses from the late 80’s-early 90’s with those atrocious fake vests attached to them?

Allow me to jog your memory!

Who thought this was a good idea????

The top of this dress is just terrible, and completely without hope.  The bottom of this dress is actually really fun, though!  I love the safari print, with its elephants, camels, and zebras (oh my!)!

I made a big chop to remove all that was bad from all that was good!


You see how I left some of the top part with the bottom of the dress?  That’s so I can neatly fold and pin it under, like so.

Don't fret! No one will ever see that top part!

Then, I ran it through my machine, making sure the pleats laid down nicely.  :)


I grabbed those two sash-thingies that I cut off from the sides, and pinned them to the front of what would be my new dress!

Front and Center!!!

I stitched these down, and my dress was nearly done!  I tried it on, and realized that I would be risking a severe wardrobe malfunction (as in serious sideboob) if I didn’t take it in a bit from the back!

No peep shows here, folks! :)

Now I have a cute new halter dress that’s just dying to go on safari!!! :)

It even matches the curtains! :)

Sadly, SC is in the grips of an annoying cold snap, so I had to dig up a cardi to toss over my new creation.

My safari ended at Art Bar. :)
I heart Art Bar! :)
Neeeear....and Faaaaaar! :)


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6 thoughts on “Day 281: EleFun Dress

  1. Super cute. Once you chopped off the top I totally saw this as a halter dress.

    I’ve only been following you for a few months but love your ideas and style. It’s actually inspired me to spend a bit more time with my neglected sewing machine.

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