No Sewing. All Style.

Wannabe Wednesday: Z Edition
Thrift Score Thursday: R&K and Some Lovely Trays!

Here’s a nifty $1 polyester dress I scored at one of my favorite of all thrifty places.  :)

Don't you love that blue hue?
Don’t you love that blue hue?


This is such a simple one, folks.  It’s mind-bogglingly easy, and requires NO SEWING AT ALL!  :)

I made a few chops…


Chop, Chop, AND Chop!
Chop, Chop, AND Chop!


That’s it.


So Simple!
So Simple!


What this refashion lacks in complexity, it more than makes up for in style!  I truly love this one and plan on wearing it again and again and again!  Since the polyester is of a very tight weave, it’s never going to fray either!


Oh hai, Erin.  :)
Oh hai, Erin. :)


My new dress was just the thing for an evening checking out art and having drinks with friends at First Thursdays on Main!


All the lovely ladies dig art!
All the lovely ladies dig art!


Isn't Faith's wig fabulous?!?
Isn’t Faith’s wig fabulous?!?


But wait…who is this mystery man?
But wait…who is this mystery man?





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42 thoughts on “No Sewing. All Style.

    1. It’s so easy! I just fold the cut part over the uncut part and use that as a guide. Works like a charm!

  1. You are so cutsie cool!!!!! I wish I could meet you one day. I’m in Canada though. BC, Vancouver, one of the most expensive cities on the globe right now. And the thrift stores are not cheap like yours in the USA. I’m envious. lol.

  2. Cute dress, but we want to know who the mysterious man is! Hopefully, you wont keep it a mystery for too long.

  3. hope we get to know about Mr. Mystery man soon! I think the dress would have been better with a detail on it…

  4. Who but YOU would have seen that cute classic dress hiding among all that polyester?! Annnd….pockets, too! AANNND….that blue is a perfect color for you (and most people!).

  5. Woooohooo cute bloke cute dress!

    Quick q, are you posting all your blogs to blogspot? I’m sure there are some in the post above I’ve not seen??


    Joy in London uk

  6. Beautiful! I have a couple of questions for you. If I have a piece of clothing that is 50/50 polyester and tencil, will it be take dye? And, if i want to create a eggplant color what combination of dyes would I use?

  7. I love everything about this dress and this trend. we have a lot of 2nd hand stores around here. I could probably find something close-by that could match this glorious transformation. I would’ve never thought of this on my own. thanks!

  8. I just found your blog and I think what you’re doing is awesome! What do you do with the scrap fabric that you chop off?

  9. Absolutely fabulous! I am curious if when you pick something up at the store, do you already know or have a general odea of what you are going to do? Or do you get it home and wait for an idea? I am a thrift store addict. Please come to NYC and help me!!! Imagine what you could find for yourself here ;-)

  10. YOU’RE ON BUZZFEED!!! It was so wonderful to see a familiar face on there, it’s because you’re awesome

    1. DUDE. Come to Columbia. We have a killer Goodwill Clearance Center, and my fave $1 Thrift Stores are His House (multiple locations) and Stepping Stones. :)

  11. Hola: Me encanta tu página, es maravillosa, me has dado un montón de ideas para arreglar ropa, sabes? apenas me regalaron la maquina de coser de la abuelita de mi marido ;P, aún no se como usarla, pero con tus ideas me voy a inspirar para aprender más rápido! Gracias! Gracias! Gracias por tus Ideas!!!!!!

  12. This is super adorable! I’m a new follower and your posts are so inspiring to try & test out my sewing machine I bought second hand some years ago (it’s been used maybe 3 times?) Love your style and ideas!

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