When I found this dress for $1 at the thrift store, I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it. There were so many possibilities!
That’s why it’s time for another round of…
My first refashion for this boring frock is a no-sew, and it’s super easy!
First, I took one of my arms out of its sleeve and pulled it through the neck hole, like so:
Whatever shall I do with you, sleeve?
Next, I grabbed a neat belt buckle cover thing I thrifted ages ago and slipped the sleeve through. If you don’t have one of these, don’t fret! Your frock will look just fine without it, but I was feeling a bit fancy. :)
Lovely, isn’t it?
View from the back!
I safety pinned the sleeve to the side seam of the dress, tucking the pin on the inside, then flopping the sleeve over itself to hide all evidence of pinnage…
My new dress is just the thing for celebratory dinner with my fella. :)
Ooh la la!
Fashion Blogger Pose #57
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Motor Supply Company Bistro, where a very happy toast was made!
Don’t we look pretty?
…and a celebratory peanut butter pie was consumed…
A Woman Possessed
But, what are we celebrating?!?! Why am I being so very mysterious????
Care to wager a guess?
I can’t wait to share my extremely exciting news with you guys…tomorrow. ;)
I’ll also be sharing the 2nd installment of of this Three-Way refash, so stay tuned! :)
You’ve waited with bated breath for the thrilling conclusion of…
For my final trick, I chopped off the top halter section of my $1 dress’ most recent incarnation!
It’s hard to say goodbye! :'(
Then, I took that raw edge and pinned it…
…followed by a quick bit of whirrrrrring!
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!
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!
I’m not quite sure what’s going on here…
Thanks for the pic, Rob! :)
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.
So…that’s the end of One Dress, Three Ways!
Buuuut…I wanna know which one was your favorite!
Was it Dress 1, Dress 2, or Dress 3????
Leave your answer in the comments section and let your voice be heard! :)
Hello and Welcome to the second installment of One Dress, Three Ways!
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!
Next, I plopped my new frock on my dress form and began getting it perfectly fitted!
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.
Each side went under the needle, then I got to work on closing up that raw edge at the top!
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!
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.
Meet one of the filmmakers, Emily! :)
Such a fun evening!
Hmmmnnn…wonder what I’ll do for the final installment of One Dress, Three Ways? :)