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I could be an airline hostess in the 60′s…

Blue Monday
It’s hip to wear squares!
I could be an airline hostess in the 60′s… 2
This dress (yes, it’s a dress, not 2 pieces) started out looking like something my 3rd Grade teacher would have worn with a completely non-flattering mid-calf length A-line skirt…Plus it was quite big on me.

First, I hacked off the skirt to a shorter length. Then, took in the whole thing a couple of inches on each side. This made the skirt just look plain weird, so I undid my seams on the skirt and re-shaped it to what you see here. But THEN I realized that the skirt was suuuuuper short! While I am certainly not opposed to showing a lil thigh, I wanted to wear this dress to work, soooooo, that explains that panel at the bottom. I actually like it better with the bottom panel, as it makes the bottom of the dress look more interesting. I even sewed it on with my awesome rainbow thread!

With the dress completed, I strapped on my bronzy gladiators, earrings, and a tiny vintage pin, along with the original belt (woot!) that was still with the dress when I bought it.

Not bad for a dolla.

Blue Monday
It’s hip to wear squares!


  • Juanita McLellan

    Qudos for the FOTC reference and the shaven head! I did it for cancer research 2 years ago (losing my precious dreadlocks). I’ve been reading your whole blog…… Like a psycho stalker of epic proportions and I love it! Great dress and I love the sci-fi references along the way 😉

  • lynaeve

    I love all your ideas and refashions, but this one is probably more my style. I am 25 and I have worn a dress out in public (without a mean mom making me) maybe one time in my whole life. And I had to wear pantyhose because I also dont wear shorts in public. My legs are blinding. I love this one

What do you think?

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