This is an epic day, my friends! I’ve done it! I have created the perfect refashion! What follows is my by far my personal favorite refashion to date! :)
It started off pretty ominously with this wool/acrylic blend turtleneck dress that wasn’t doing me any favors. :/
Pretty terrible, eh?
I wasn’t even sure what I could do to save this one…so, I started cutting!
When in doubt, just start chopping things!
I closed up that raw edge at the top of the dress…
…then I threw this barren husk of a dress on my dress form inside-out and started taking it in!
It’s not very exciting yet, is it?
I ran each side through my machine, and was left with an okay-looking tube dress.
But that just wasn’t good enough!
I cut off the sleeves from the original dress…
Chop! And Chop!
And pinned them to the top of my new dress.
This is about the time I started getting really excited!!!
I stitched my new sleeves down…
Two rows of stitchery!
…and now I have a perfect little black dress! :)
Here’s how I wore it at work:
…and here’s how I wore it at play! :)
If you look in the mirror behind me, you can see the back!
So, why am I so ecstatic about this really basic dress?
- It’s super-comfy!
- It’s extremely versatile! I can dress it up or down and wear it to just about anything!
- It’s black!
- It’s a really simple & straightforward refash…even for you newbies out there!
- This type of refashion would be flattering on all sorts of body types!
I kept rocking my frock into the wee hours of the morning!
I even stole a hat!
My favorite beverage of the moment!
This was a special evening, in which I attended a midnight showing of the most brilliant movie ever in the entire universe, known as The Room!
Oh hai Tommy!
Oh hai movie theater!
So now I have created the perfect little black dress, and I’ve shown you how to do the same. I think I can quit this blog now and die happy! :)
When I found this dress in a big bag o’ refashionables from Revente’s Last Call, it was anything but little, but it certainly was black.
The big black dress fad just never really took off…:/
This just won’t do! I decided to turn this thing into a cute little black dress for an evening of Karaoke! :)
As some of you know, I’m a bit of a bad movie buff. Some of you might have seen the complete and utter flop that was Shock Treatment, a sort of follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry. You really aren’t missing out on much. :) But…there is this one little song that kept running through my head as I worked on this dress. Click right here if you want to hear the catchiest (and strangest) little song about the LBD ever. :)
First, I went rip rip rip with my seam ripper…
Rip Rip Ripping off those sleeves!
Then I pinned and stitched those raw edges under.
I can't wait to slip slip slip into my little black dress! :)
…and this is where the photos end on this one. Don’t worry. All will be explained soon enough (Mwahahahaha!). ;)
I put the newly unarmed dress on my dress form and pinned it down the sides to get it nice and fitted! I measured each side as I went along to make sure that they were Even Steven. :) Then I ran each side through my machine and cut off the excess material.
The last thing I did was snip snip snip (have you listened to the song yet?) some of that length away, and gave it a brand new hem. :)
Now my Little Black Dress is minimal (even if it isn’t criminal or siniful) and fabu! :) I pinned on my favorite brooch, tossed on a pair of heels, and headed out the door!
Let's face it Mac…That basic black is coming back! :)
Hooray for Karaoke!
Yay! A new old lady dress! As you know by now, every time I see one of these, I get giddy! :)
A Little Black Mess
So…this isn’t very attractive for a fun Friday night. :) Let’s get to work, shall we?
First I chopped off the top of the dress.
Then I folded the raw edge over and pinned it.
I ran the pinned edge through my machine. Now I have a casing for some elastic to make the top nice and snug. :)
Now I have a super-cute little black dress…perfect for an evening hanging out with friends!
First, we swung by The Cigar Box…
Which one shall I choose?
Then we spent some quality porch time. :)
Cigars, Wine, and Friends…Ingredients for a perfect evening! :)
Cigars & Cigar Box Malbec!