Day 64: No-Sew Refashion: An Elegant Twist & Cinch Dress 1
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Day 64: No-Sew Refashion: An Elegant Twist & Cinch Dress

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I absolutely love the First Thursday Art Series that happens on the first Thursday (duh!) of the month on Main Street.  I needed something fun & artsy to wear while scouring the many art shows/ exhibitions.

Unfortunately, all I found was this: :/

No-Sew Refashion: An Elegant Twist & Cinch Dress Before
Hey…at lest it matches the walls!

What you’re looking at is a double-layered, rather boxy dress.  I’m not scared!  ๐Ÿ™‚

First off, I carefully cut off the sleeves.  It’s still quite warm here in SC, and my arms need some breathing room! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cut off sleeves
Sleeves Begone!

To make the dress more fitted and much more interesting, I took the top layer of fabric at the side seam, and twisted it around to the other side towards the back.

twisting and pinning dress
See what I’m doing here?

You’re not going to want to sew this in place, as you won’t be able to get in or out of the dress if you do.  I took a safety pin and pinned that top piece of fabric to the bottom layer where I wanted it.

Of course, you’ve gotta hide that pin, and that’s why this took me a few tries and a pricked thumb!

Once I was all pinned and secure, I tossed on my favorite gold braided belt and was ready to get my culture on!

No-Sew Refashion: An Elegant Twist & Cinch Dress After
Sort of Grecian-looking, eh?

My favorite stop on my tour of Main Street was the Tapp’s Art Center. The Tapp’s Building was originally a big department store that is in the process of being converted into artist studios/Galleries/Performance space.ย 

In the past, I’ve been disappointed in the quality of some of the art presented there, but this time I was happy to see some amazing work by some of Columbia’s most talented artists!

I really liked the creepy mannequin/barbie window installation.  ๐Ÿ™‚

No-Sew Refashion: An Elegant Twist & Cinch Dress After
Don’t be afraid of the creepy mannequins.

Check out this Giant Whale from S&S Art Supply!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Jillian at Art Show
That giant wooden whale is used to make prints! Cool, huh?

Cheers!

No-Sew Refashion: An Elegant Twist & Cinch Dress Before and After

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