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All,  Refashions,  Year 1: The Beginning

Animal Print Urges

A Whimsical Wristlet
Behind Every Good Woman Lies a Trail of Men

I stumbled upon this dress at a newly discovered thrift store where all clothing is 50 cents (and no..I’m not telling where it is!).

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Welcome to the jungle!

Perhaps I’m still delirious from having been a bit under the weather lately, but I liked this dress a good bit, and didn’t feel the need to change it too much.  Oh..and look at the fancy shoulders!

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bedazzled!

For whatever reason, I was really digging the leopard print.  However, It was too long, and a bit too big for me.  No worries.

Check out these pointy pads!

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Basement kitteh stalks the pointy pads.

They may amuse basement kitteh, but I’m not so fond of them.

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Basement Kitteh has a pointy new pal!

I deftly trimmed off the excess fabric from the bottom.

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Chop!

Then, I pinned down my new hem.

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Pinned!

Now that my new hem was pinned and prepped, I ran it through my machine.

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No leopards were harmed in the making of this dress.

I pressed my hem, and was almost done.

Now…the top of this dress was suuuuper blousy, but I actually liked it.  I took it in a bit by adding a safety pin on the back from the inside.  Seriously…you can’t tell it’s there.  I know…it’s a slacker move, but I could either spend loads of time taking it in slightly, or just stick a safety pin in the waist and get the same result.  This time, I went with the path of least resistance.

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Instant alteration!

And here’s how it turned out!

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Meow!

Alright…so this wasn’t an overly dramatic transformation, but I really liked this dress a lot just as it was.  Also, I bought its dark blue twin in my thrifting trip.  That’s right, I will be refashioning an IDENTICAL DRESS, except for it being a dark blue, in a different way very soon.  🙂

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about to brave the cold to catch some culture!

My new dress was a fun frock for frolicking (hehe) to the Columbia Museum of Art for their new Arts and Draughts night (First Friday of every month), where I checked out some awesome bands, got another look at my dress which is still on display, and sipped a few tasty brews!

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Ooooh! It's hot local artist, Matt Mattox!!!

Cheers!

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