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One Dress, Three Ways…The Final Chapter!

You’ve waited with bated breath for the thrilling conclusion of…

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For my final trick, I chopped off the top halter section of my $1 dress’ most recent incarnation!

It's hard to say goodbye!  :'(

It’s hard to say goodbye! :'(

 

Then, I took that raw edge and pinned it…

See?

See?

 

…followed by a quick bit of whirrrrrring!

Whirrrrrrr!

Whirrrrrrr!

 

Time for a little role reversal!  I turned my dress upside down, so my newly-stitched edge was the new bottom!  Then, I grabbed a safety pin and pinned my new shoulder down from the inside so it wouldn’t show.

I was feeling a little ornamental, so I took an orphan earring and attached it to my new shoulder as well for a bit of pizzazz!

After tying on the original belt/sash thing, I was left with this saucy cocktail dress!

Ooooh la la!

Ooooh la la!

 

I wore my new frock to a few fun events around town where I ran into some terrific people!  :)

It's fellow local theatre critic, James Harley!

It’s fellow local theatre critic, James Harley!

 

I'm not quite sure what's going on here...

I’m not quite sure what’s going on here…

 

Thanks for the pic, Rob!  :)

Thanks for the pic, Rob! :)

 

It's Nick "Danger" Dunn!

It’s Nick “Danger” Dunn!

 

I even shared a drink with this handsome gent who managed to keep me and my friend Erin alive on a recent kayaking trip!  You can read about our little adventure right here.

'Ello!

‘Ello!

 

So…that’s the end of One Dress, Three Ways!

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Buuuut…I wanna know which one was your favorite!

Was it Dress 1, Dress 2, or Dress 3????

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Leave your answer in the comments section and let your voice be heard!  :)

Cheers!

 

One Dress, Three Ways…Take 2!

Hello and Welcome to the second installment of One Dress, Three Ways!

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So, the first version of this dress was pretty swell for a no-sew, but it’s time to take this frock in a totally different direction!

First, I unpicked most of the neck from the rest of the dress.  Then, I made a big chop!

Just like that!

Just like that!

 

Next, I plopped my new frock on my dress form and began getting it perfectly fitted!

It's shaping up nicely, eh?

It’s shaping up nicely, eh?

I actually ended up having to remove the pins from one side of my form in order to get it off the form, but that’s no problem.  I just repinned it after.

No biggie!

No biggie!

 

Each side went under the needle, then I got to work on closing up that raw edge at the top!

Pinned!

Pinned!

 

Whirrrrrr!

Whirrrrrr!

 

Getting my new halter strap all closed up!

Getting my new halter strap all closed up!

 

And just like that, my new dress was ready for the World Premiere of Cinema Purgatorio!

Red Carpet Worthy!

Red Carpet Worthy!

 

It's quite terrific!

It’s quite terrific!

 

 

You can and should check out this terrific film right here!  Oh…and here’s the trailer!

Of course I enjoyed schmoozing with the cast and crew.

Hi Jeff!

Hi Jeff!f 

 

Meet one of the filmmakers, Emily!  :)

Meet one of the filmmakers, Emily! :)

 

Such a fun evening!

Such a fun evening!

 

Hmmmnnn…wonder what I’ll do for the final installment of One Dress, Three Ways?  :)

Cheers!

 

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One Dress, Three Ways!

Well hello there!  Do you remember that time about a year ago when I took on a One Dress, Three Ways challenge?  You’ve seen me do refashions, but what about re-refashions or re-re-refashions?!?

I think it’s time to resurrect this challenge!

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I started off with the polyester teal number you see above.

For ReFashion #1, I decided to go no-sew!  This one is super easy!

I pulled the little belt/string/sash thing through the belt loops on the sides, but only towards the front, like so:

Step 1 of 2.

Step 1 of 2.

 

Then, I tied the string thing in the front, pulling the belt loops to each other.

 

Step 2 of 2.

Step 2 of 2.

 

That’s it!

Please don't throw a dart at me!

Please don’t throw a dart at me!

 

It would really hurt.

It would really hurt.

 

I got tons of compliments on my new dress and felt oh-so-very Grace Kelly all evening!

 

Happy Birthday Donald! :)

Check out my new Nana bag!  :)

Check out my new Nana bag! :)

 

Hmmmmnnn…wonder what I’ll do for ReFashion #2?  :)

Cheers!

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