Day 45:  From '80s Dress to Sleeveless Minidress 2
Dress Refashions,  Refashions

Day 45: From ’80s Dress to Sleeveless Minidress

Day 46: An Unmentionable Refashion
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Hooray for old lady dresses! 🙂

'80s Dress to Sleeveless Minidress Before
Nice shoulder pads!

I just love an old lady dress refashion, don’t you?  🙂

I loved the print and the pockets, but this dress needed lots of help!  First off, I removed those shoulder pads (yay! More toys for shelter kitties!) and that weirdo fake shirt panel.

removed shoulder pads
Yo fake shirt…you’re not fooling anybody!

Then, I chopped off the sleeves and some of the length.

removed sleeves and cut hem
Choppy Choppy!

I actually ended up completely removing the sleeves….so just imagine they aren’t there at all.  🙂

Next, I hemmed the skirt.

pinning hem for new dress
Pin, then hem!

I took the upper part of the shoulders of the dress, and folded them under.  Then, I sewed them down.

sewing shoulders of dress
Narrowing those shoulders!

I pressed everything, and was done!  Now that old lady dress is ready for a fun Saturday!  🙂

'80s Dress to Sleeveless Minidress After
A fun play dress!
'80s Dress to Sleeveless Minidress After
Whatever shall I do today?

After making my sweet frock, I got to work on bottling a batch of Ginger Beer!

Bottles of Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer!

I got the recipe here.  I can’t wait to see how my Ginger Beer turns out!  Hopefully they won’t end up exploding all over my kitchen.  🙂

That night, I met up with friends at The Nickelodeon, where we watched the incredibly funny Brit flick, The Trip.

Day 45:  From '80s Dress to Sleeveless Minidress 4
Funny Fellas!

After watching this film, I’m yearning to go on a foodie road trip of my own.  I think I’ll have to make that happen soon!   Hopefully my finances can handle the dances.  🙂

Jillian and Heather at the movie theater
Happy Moviegoers!


'80s Dress to Sleeveless Minidress
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