Remember the Trace & Stitch Dress I refashioned for my trip to Asheville a few months ago? Here…let me jog your memory.
I dug the dress, but just couldn’t come up with a good way to save the jacket part…until a surprisingly chilly day when my little Douglas didn’t want to go outside, that is!
First, I cut off one of the sleeves!
A simple chop!
Then, I cut a hole through both sides of the sleeve that was big enough for Dougie’s legs to fit through.
THEN, I trimmed off the part of the sleeve that was too long for my pup. :)
Just one more chop!
Just look at my comfy cozy pooch now! :)
Snug & Warm!
This sleeve trick is great for Dachshunds, as they’re usually too long for normal dog sweaters. Normal dog clothes tend to make them look like little puppy strippers wearing midriff-bearing crop tops :/
Luckily, Dougie gets to stay classy AND warm during this cold snap! ;)
Thanks, Mom! :)
I am on a cider kick, my friend! :) Most of my beer snob pals turn up their noses at me as I blissfully sip what they call “apple juice”, but I just don’t care! Hard Cider is so incredibly tasty, refreshing, and my new favorite summer beverage!
When a friend texted me, telling me Windy Hill (a nearby cidery) was being featured at World of Beer, I wanted to dash out the door right away!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything to wear! :/ I needed a super-fast refash, STAT!
I chose this summery polyester dress for the evening:
I’m attempting a “Glamor Shots” pose here. It’s not really working out…
Check out the neck ties on this one!
Why would anyone tie these together???
I grabbed a small pair of scissors and got to snipping!
Snipping off those sleeves and that collar!
Farewell, oh Puffy One! :)
No, Douglas! NO!
Can’t forget these!
I took the snipped-off neck tie thingies and used them to cinch the top of each shoulder, like so:
And that’s it! A quick No-Sew dress is born!
Easiest Sundress Ever!
Most of the ciders were, of course, amazing!
This is Cider Night and feelin’s right!
Just chillin in the background…
Fancy a flight?
Today’s dress was a fab gift that made me quite happy when I saw it!
I never look a gift dress in the mouth!
Isn’t that print just awesome? And don’t you love the navy/mint green combo?
And check out the label:
This was an expensive dress, folks!
This dress probably sold for $300-$500 originally.
But even this dress’ previous owner wasn’t completely happy with it:
Sleeves slit by previous owner!
This dress is too big for me to fit as it is intended, but luckily, I had other plans!
Triple Chop! :)
After a few amputations, I cut a sash from the very bottom hem of the dress.
And with this five-minute transformation, I was ready to meet up with a few fab friends for a movie and drinky drinks!
Happy Theater-Goer! :)
We met up at the new Nickelodeon Theatre to see the subtly moving and funny film, Sleepwalk With Me.
Mike Birbiglia has a dream! Several, in fact!
After the film, we headed off to The Whig. :)
Buds & Booze!
Oh…and are you as fascinated/horrified by the art work behind me as I am???
I’m buggin’ out over it! Eep!