Posts Tagged ‘No-sew’

Green Poppy Dress

I find so many 70’s housecoats when I go thrifting!  I really liked this one with it’s lovely green flowers!

 

Mrrrrrrrrphmrrrrrrphmrrrrrr!

Mrrrrrrrrphmrrrrrrphmrrrrrr!

 

Yikes!  That turtleneck!

There was also a good bit of damage on the sleeves.

 

Holey Moley!

Holey Moley!

 

I can only assume the previous owner of this frock was mauled by an animal of some sort...

I can only assume the previous owner of this frock was mauled by an animal of some sort…

 

I’ve been working on a really exciting holiday project (It’s gonna blow your mind dear friend) that I can’t wait to share with you guys.  It involves a LOT of really tedious sewing, so I felt like taking a lil no-sew break today!  :)

Chops happened!

 

Bye damaged sleeves!

Bye damaged sleeves!

 

I turned this dress so the back was the new front.  I unzipped it a bit so that turtleneck became a funky collar.  That very bottom scrap turned into a sash for my waist.

Not too shabs, I must say!

 

Are you green with envy over how easy this rehash was?

Are you green with envy over how easy this rehash was?

 

My new dress enjoyed a laid-back day that consisted mainly of hanging out with friends and a tasty dinner.  :)

 

Yay!  Layers!

Yay! Layers!

 

Hi (again), Erin!

Hi (again), Erin!

 

Cheers!

 

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Take Advantage of the Details Tunic

Here’s a super-comfy shapeless/dated dress!

 

Ugh.

Ugh.

 

Not much to dig here. The length is lousy.  As I said, it has no shape.  It’s just not terribly exciting, now is it?

Luckily, all it really needs is a few chops!

 

Douglas investigates!

Douglas investigates!

 

That very bottom bit was chopped off to remove an ink stain that didn’t come out in the wash.  The next-up bit was going to come in pretty handy.  See those buttons on the side?  They’re totally functional!!!

I used the button-up part to make a belt by wrapping it around my waist twice.

I’m pretty happy with this no-sew tunic, I must say!

 

No need to hem, as Jersey doesn't fray!

No need to hem, as Jersey doesn’t fray!

 

 

I think my sweet vintage brooch looks swell with my new top!

I think my sweet vintage brooch looks swell with my new top!

 

My new top had a fun mellow evening with friends.

 

…like Ryan here!

…like Ryan here!

 

We even crafted a tasty fall cocktail with ginger beer, whiskey, and…other things????

 

Yum!

Yum!

 

 

Cool pose.  Bad lighting.

Cool pose. Bad lighting.

 

Cheers!

 

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An Off-the-Cuff Off-the-Shoulder No-Sew ReFash!

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?

 

Hawt.

Hawt.

 

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!

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!

Well hello there, mysterious orb!

 

Tasty Hunter Gatherer brews were enjoyed!

 

Wheat is neat!

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.

…as my neighbors look on in confusion at the camera and tripod in my front yard.

 

Ryan thought it was pretty swell too!

 

Hello!

Hello!

 

Cheers!

 

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