Day 337: Art Collector Dress

Day 338: Spoleto Dress
Day 336: Into the Garden Top

Wow!  Check out this mumsy number!  :/

Oooooh! Sweet collar….not! :P

As you can see, I’m not entirely thrilled about this dress, folks.  It’s made of a lovely lightweight linen (perfect for a hot SC day), and that coral hue is just delightful.  But I can’t get over that flippin’ collar!  :/

An amputation is in order, friends.

It’s a mercy killing, I swear! :)

Okay!  That ugly collar is gone, freeing up what is actually a very pretty V-neck.  :)  But something had to be done about that length!


I couldn’t just leave that raw edge fraying all over the place, so under the needle it went!  :)

A brand new day & a brand new hem!

I’m almost done!  :)  This dress, though shortened and de-collared was still waaaay to big for me.  Not to worry!  I wrapped those weirdo side sash thingies around me twice and tied them in the front.  Problem solved!  I rolled the sleeves up twice, and was good to go!

I headed off to the Tapp’s Art Center for their Pretty Girls Presents Concept: Consumerism Art Show.

Gotta have art! :)

See that yellowy/orangey piece behind me?  I actually ended up buying it!  :)  Not buying any new clothes this year has really freed up my art budget!  ;)

She made that apron herself! :)
You should go to this! :)

Cheers!  :)

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14 thoughts on “Day 337: Art Collector Dress

  1. Okay really loving this one too!!! I can see me wearing something like this to work. I have two dresses I recently bought from the thrift store and was just going to have them altered a little bit to fit, but now I ‘m thinking of possibly doing something a little more drastic. Maybe I can send you pictures and you can give me your input? what do ya think?

  2. Just found your blog this week and am perusing for inspiration. I think this is one of my favorite refashions! Such very different looks and not too tricky!

  3. Just saw this post on Pinterest and I could not stop laughing. I still have that same dress in my closet. 25 years ago it was very fashionable, but since I paid $80 for the Easter dress, which I rarely did, I could not part with it. I just kept thinking there was something I could do with all that fabric and I mean fabric, that thing drug the floor it was so long. Although, not being able to see my legs was great since I didn’t have to wear pantyhose and back then that was a big no-no in church.

    I love your make over and I can’t wait to pull all of my heavily beaded monster collar dresses out of the closet and free them or I guess free me. Thank you so much for your greatly needed inspiration.

  4. You are my hero ;) I have a new outlook on thrift store finds… Thrift Store Rehab ;D I’m having so much fun. You have the best site so far. We adore you…Just trying to figure out how to get to Day 1 ;)

  5. Love how you rescue the throwaways that are made of good fabrics….I too look for large skirts, dresses made of silk, linen, cotton to cut into a new top or skirt. The price of quality fabrics these days: forgetaboutit.

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