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Dress to Top Refashions,  Refashions,  Year 1: The Beginning

Child’s Play

Always a bridesmaid…
Keepin' it Teal

When I found this little guy at the dollar-a-pound Goodwill, I was stoked!      

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So purdy!

 

As you can see, it’s a lovely little girl’s dress that I figured I could just wear as a top…no refashioning necessary.  Yeah…no…as this is a garment intended for a small child, (not a grown woman pushing 30), that didn’t quite work out.      

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EEP!

 

I managed to get one arm in, and that was it.  No worries, as I am a refashionista.   I can make this happen!  I decided to make this into a flowy tank top for the evening.      

Before I did any cutting, I safety-pinned the lining to the silky front in several places to make the rest of the refashioning process easier.      

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Keeping that lining in its place!

 

Now that the lining was secure, I made one big cut.      

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Basement kitteh lends her support.

 

 So far so good!  Next, I took the raw edge, tucked it under, tucked it under again, (to keep it from fraying)pinned it, and sewed it down.      

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Gimmie some thread!

 

 Now I needed some strappies to keep my tank top up.  I briefly considered making straps from the leftover fabric, but went the lazy route instead.  I always keep any finished scraps (ie, ties, sashes, etc) from dresses that I amputate in refashions, as they make excellent straps.  I took this guy…      

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…and turned him into these guys…      

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Straps!

 

 Then I sewed them to my new top.      

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Strappin'

 

 And Viola!  I had an adorable top to wear for a fun evening of Trivi-YEAH and Karaoke!      

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Getting my nature on.

 

Our Trivi-YEAH team was stacked with the greatest minds Columbia had to offer.      

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The General Knowledge Guru

 

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The History Guy

 

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The Music Guy

 

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That girl who makes terrible guesses.

 

 Sadly, Team “What About Bob?” (sans Bob) lost soundly.  🙁       

I consoled myself with some loverly Mr B’s Goodtime Karaoke Explosion at Art Bar.      

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Karaoke Kru.

 

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Me and Sis!

 

 Fun Times!  🙂      

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