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! :)
I hate being cold.
I hate being cold more than anything else in the world.
It’s been very cold here in South Carolina. :/
When I moved to the south I expected year-round warmth and sunshine (research has never been my thing), creamy grits to be served with every meal, and men with impeccable manners.
I feel ripped off on two of these counts.
At least I have you. :)
My quest for warmth during this odd cold snap has led to me a life spent in wool socks and bulky sweaters.
But today I had to branch out!
I was inspired by this dress by Michelle Mason:
She looks as sad as I feel in Winter!
Doesn’t that look cozy? Unfortunately, the closest thing I had on my refashion rack was this:
The cold makes me sleeepy!
This is a super-easy no-sew one, folks! All I needed to do was make a big chop!
Just a big diagonal chop!
That’s really it. :)
I’m a bit too short to rock this look without a little waist definition, so I made a quick sash out of the bottom hem.
Pardon the terrible lighting. :/
My new dress had a great time checking out Whipped Cream & Other Delights: remake/remodel!
Meet Chris. He has an obsession with this album cover.
Chris commissioned 20 local artists to turn Whipped Cream & Other delights into something that delighted them.
Some were beautiful!
Some were campy and fun!
But each one was completely unique!
You can learn more about this show right here! Cheers!