Today’s piece is a fun & kitschy handmade house dress. :)
The fun is there, I promise! :)
Okay…I’m not a fan of the brown & white print (too tablecloth-y!) and this is obviously too big for me. Let’s see what we can do about all that, shall we?
First, I threw the dress into a dye bath with my good friend, Scarlet. :)
Frankly my dear, I DO give a damn!
Bath Time! :)
After about 40 minutes in the dye and a rinse & dry, my new dress was ready to be taken in!
I decided some of that length had to go as well!
Now my new dress is ready for a fun supper with friends!
I have to admit, there is no way I could have made it through this year without a lot of help from my friends! :)
Their support has meant the world to me. :)
Remember Ava? She’s almost walking on her own now! :)
Gotta have friends! :)
Oh and check this out…my dress didn’t travel alone either! :)
I heart vintage aprons! :)
Of course…this isn’t the end of my year of refashioning. I was silly enough to start this challenge on a leap year, you see! ;)
So…technically this is a 366 day project.
Do you wonder what I have in store?
Today’s piece isn’t exactly fashion-forward, but it has sparkles to spare!
Seriously. You want some sparkles? Because I’ve got plllleeeeenty!
Alright. The only thing I like about this top is the subtle glittery print. Time for some serious choppage!
You can see how I’ve laid out one of my best-fitting tanks as a template for the shape of my future top. Are you wondering why I’ve left so much room on the sides? :)
I cut a bunch of 1″ish strips down each side, then tied them together!
All tied up!
This is an extremely easy no-sew solution for any of your boring tops that are made of a fray-proof fabric! :)
It’s so easy! :)
Feelin’ the fringe! :)
When I found today’s dress at one of my fave $1 thrift stores, I was stoked! Check out the amazeballs print! :)
The shoulder pads are slightly less than amazeballs,
You’re looking at a totally 80’s shoulderpadded number that desperately needs a facelift! Time for a Nip/Tuck!
First, I made a big chop!
Then, I took in the whole thing about 2″ on each side.
Pin, then Sew! :)
After cutting off the excess material, I folded the top raw edge over twice and stitched it down, leaving about a 1″ gap. This is where I’m going to insert some elastic.
After digging through my stash, I realized I was all out of elastic! Ugh! And I was soooo not in the mood to make a last-minute craft store run! :/
Then I remembered this leftover scrap from Day 315!
You shall be sacrificed!
I cut off the elastic waistband…
Why didn’t I think of this before????
I threaded the elastic through the dress’ new casing…
Then, I stitched the two ends together, as well as the 1″ gap I left to insert the elastic through.
Closing up shop!
Now that dress is ready for a fun night of Karaoke with friends! :)
From Sad to Sassy! :)
My shoes are pretty sweet, too! ;)
The PBR tall boy in her hair really ties the whole look together! ;)
Hey, LA! :)
I would love to say that my dress was the most stylish thing I saw tonight, but this simply wouldn’t be true.
This hat beats a cute dress any day! :)
It really completes my ensemble! :)
Squids are so hot right now!
The right accessories make a difference, y’all! :)