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Dress Refashions

Day 31: Window Shopping Dress

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Day 30: Stenographer Dress

When I saw this in a window, I just had to have it!

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It's curtains for you, sweetheart!

If you look through my earlier Year 1 posts, you’ll notice my very odd curtains that I loved at the store, but grew to hate as the months dragged on.  I tried giving them away to friends, and no one wanted them.

I took a bit of inspiration from these ladies!

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Love me some Carol Burnette!

I took a very simple dress from my closet that fits me perfectly to use as a template.  I drew an outline of the dress on the curtain for the front and the back in chalk.  I made my outline slightly bigger than the original dress for a seam allowance.

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My template!

Then, I cut out my outlines.

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Ta Da!

I began pinning the sides together…and had second thoughts about the top of the dress.

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Pinning!

If I tried to duplicate the top of the original dress, it wouldn’t work.  The curtain fabric wasn’t nearly as stretchy as the original dress, and since I wasn’t putting in a zipper, I wouldn’t be able to get into the dress.

No worries!  I came up with a better idea for the neckline.  🙂

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Chop and Pin!

I cut a long section to use as a sash for a halter neck. I sewed it into a tube and finished the edges.

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You will be my sash!

I have to say, I’m quite pleased with the results!

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Hello Mr. Gnome!
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Feeling quite fetching!

I wore my new dress to visit the ‘rents for the weekend.  🙂

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Me, Mom, and Maddie!

After spending the day with my folks, Fella and I met up with a couple of friends for tasty desserts and wine.

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Cheers!

Cheers, Friends!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend!  🙂

And Wow!  I’ve made it through the first month of my Year-Long challenge!  Sweet!

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