Could I possibly fit one more hyphen in that title? Who am I kidding? Of course I could. Just be happy I spared you!
Thanks for your sweet comments yesterday, you guys. You’re all pretty terrific. :) I need to take you all out for dinner sometime. Rest assured, I’m much happier today!
Ahem. As I said, I’d love to take you all out for dinner, but on this night I had plans with my dear pal, Ryan. But what did I feel like wearing for a casual dinner-and-drinks evening?
How ’bout this?
Okay. I didn’t have the time or the inclination to expend much effort on this one (hence the no-sew). Luckily I didn’t have to. I just removed everything from this dress that wasn’t a cute dress. Easy!
There we go!
I used that bottom cut-off hem to cinch the waist, and pulled that new expanded neckline off my shoulder, a la Flashdance. That’s all it took!
Well hello there, mysterious orb!
Tasty Hunter Gatherer brews were enjoyed!
Wheat is neat!
…and here it is in the daylight!
…as my neighbors look on in confusion at the camera and tripod in my front yard.
Ryan thought it was pretty swell too!
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?