It’s been mind-numbingly, skull-thumpingly hot here in SC lately. Forgive me for being lazy, but when I pulled this dress off my refash rack, I just wasn’t in the mood to sew. Unfortunately, this dress wasn’t going to work on a 100+ degree day as-is. :/
Not to worry! I had a plan! First, I snipped out those shoulder pads.
Pads & MORE pads!
Check it out! There were actually back-up pads for the already huge pads! Pads all around!
My shoulders weren’t gonna need any protection today though…other than sunscreen that is!
I turned the dress around so the zip-up back was in the front, and pulled my arms through the neck, tucking the top of the new front in.
Then, I tied the sleeves under my boobal area, like so:
Not bad for a 3-minute refash!
I managed to keep cool while sipping mimosas with friends at a VERY fun Drag Brunch @ The Mamas and the Tapas!
Hooray for bottomless mimosas!
The ladies were fabulous!
It’s Dorae Saunders!
She does a mean Tina!
Hi Bella Nichole Jade!
Philip’s just chillin’ with Buff Faye! :)
All these awesome costumes leave me inspired to perhaps start refashioning for a completely different kind of demographic ;)…What do you think? ReDragionista?
Or maybe the heat has just gone to my head!
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?
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!
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. :)
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!
Isn’t Faith’s wig fabulous?!?
But wait…who is this mystery man?
When I woke up yesterday, I had an unshakeable urge to do a quick refash!
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.
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!
…then I yanked on those fringy things so the fabric would curl, like so:
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?
I think this no-sew refashion is pretty swell!
Wearing boots for as long as the weather will allow!
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.
I ran into some rather cool kids while checking out his new work. ;)
The Lovely Paige!
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. :)
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. :)
Erin was nice enough to lend me a sweater, as the night was quite chilly. Luckily, the wine we brought kept us warm! :)