My Thursday Beats your Thursday.

Lady in Reeeeeed
Phillip Limesque? Top

When I woke up yesterday, I had an unshakeable urge to do a quick refash!

Multi-tasking.
Multi-tasking.

 

This is a maxi dress.  It’s not terrible.  I’m sure there are worse maxi dresses in the world.  I actually wore this dress as-is a few times after scoring it for $1.  It was one of those, “Eh…it’ll do for work, I guess…if I put a cardigan over it.” pieces.  But that’s lame.  Why should I settle for a lackluster frock from 9-5?

I made a couple of cuts.

 

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Cut #1.

 

Cut off the seam, then cut it in two!
Cut off the seam, then cut it in two!

 

I took the top cut-off part and cut a little more…

Kind of looks like a rectangular squid!
Kind of looks like a rectangular squid!

 

…then I yanked on those fringy things so the fabric would curl, like so:

 

See?
See?

 

Then, I wrapped this sash-thing around my waist twice, knotting the top fringy things together and the bottom fringy things together in two separate knots.

Nice lil detail, eh?
Nice lil detail, eh?

 

I think this no-sew refashion is pretty swell!

 

Wearing boots for as long as the weather will allow!
Wearing boots for as long as the weather will allow!

 

Is this pose too much?
Is this pose too much?

 

Do you like those paintings next to me?  They’re by none other than the charming Michael Krajewski!  He opened his studio to the public for Main Street’s monthly First Thursdays on Main art crawl!  :)

 

He's the one on the right.
He’s the one on the right.

 

I ran into some rather cool kids while checking out his new work.  ;)

 

The Lovely Paige!
The Lovely Paige!

 

It's fellow writer & theatre critic, James Harley!
It’s fellow writer & theatre critic, James Harley!

 

I didn’t get to spend as much time at First Thursday as I would’ve liked, as I had to make a mad dash to Finlay Park to check out SC Shakespeare Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Cymbaline!  As this is hardly ever produced, I was really excited to catch this rarity.  :)

 

Epic!
Epic!

 

It’s a very good production, and you should catch it if you can.  I’ll post the link to my review here just as soon as it’s published.  :)

 

Live theatre!
Live theatre!

 

Lovely costumes!
Lovely costumes!

 

Erin was nice enough to lend me a sweater, as the night was quite chilly.  Luckily, the wine we brought kept us warm!  :)

 

Thanks, Erin!
Thanks, Erin!

 

Cheers!

 

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25 thoughts on “My Thursday Beats your Thursday.

  1. First I was thinking NOOOOO! That dress is so cute, don’t cut it up! But then you made it even cuter. Way to sew!

  2. Glad you are getting back on the horse! I wasn’t quite sure where you were going at first, but I think it came out nicely! I am looking forward to seeing what is coming next!

  3. Nice! No need to hem jersey fabric? I might need to invest in more of that for quicker no-sew refashioning. Thanks again for inspiring us!

  4. You are always doing something interesting (while wearing your refashions) and you accessorize so boldly. I love it! Would love to see that play, too…

  5. Love it! Just thought I would let you know that I loved your blog so much, I’ve spent the last week and a half reading all 220 pages of it. Finally finished reading it all… You’re a huge inspiration. :)

  6. Bonjour du sud de la France. J’adore votre blog. Il me donne envie de coudre et de customiser tous mes vêtements. Merci pour votre bonne humeur. Cathy

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