Lady in Reeeeeed

The Blind Pepper
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When I found this multi-layered 80’s number, I happily snatched it up for $1.  How could I resist?

 

Lady in reeeeeeeed!
Lady in reeeeeeeed!

 

Oh dear.  Time to get a hacking!

Chop #1!
Chop #1!

 

Next, I lopped off these guys!

 

Byeeee!
Byeeee!

 

Those sleeves were the next things to go!

 

Rrrrrrip!
Rrrrrrip!

 

I put the top part of the dress on my form, and pinned it.

 

Looking better...
Looking better…

 

I stitched each side down…

 

Whirrrrr!
Whirrrrr!

 

…then I tackled those arm holes!

 

Pin 'em!
Pin ’em!

 

Then Stitched ’em!

 

Almost done!
Almost done!

 

I wonder what I’ll do with the skirt part from this refashion…hmmmmnnn….:)

Now my new top is ready for a fun farewell fete at a farm for a couple of swell guys are are moving to Italy and Germany!  :)

 

So very comfy!
So very comfy!

 

David seems a bit nervous about the big move...
David seems a bit nervous about the big move…

 

...but Cal seems prepared for his new life in Germany!
…but Cal seems prepared for his new life in Germany!

 

I'm honestly not sure just what's going on here.
I’m honestly not sure just what’s going on here.

 

Cheers!

 

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13 thoughts on “Lady in Reeeeeed

  1. Very cute top – I love the angled hemline. Can’t wait to see what you do with those ruffles. Perhaps Douglas would like a little doggie flamenco wear?? :)

  2. Looks very nice on you! You are definitely back on track! For the ruffles: make a separate skirt of it by just putting some elastic in the waist, a very nice “on fashion” look together, a bit like a dress (see Anthropologie: Ruffled Oska Dress), but also very cute with a wide top and a scarf around the waist (boho style). Maybe the ruffles are also wearable as a “collar” like Stella McCartney does…

  3. I love this! You are truly gifted at seeing the potential in ugly 80’s apparel. This is so cute and on trend. I can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of the dress.

  4. Hi! I’d love to know how you got into the top…that material doesn’t look too stretchy. Did you put a zipper in? It looks great!

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