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Dress Refashions

Day 78: Faux Halter Dress

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Today, I needed something pretty to wear for an arts magazine launch party.  I chose this:

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That print is awesome sauce! 🙂

Of course, the arts community would probably question my taste if I wore this $1 thrift store find as-is.  🙂

Luckily, this transformation wouldn’t take much time at all!  🙂

First off, I removed those shoulder pads and the sleeves.

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These will make some super-funky cat toys for the shelter kitties! 🙂
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Sleeves!

I used some of the fabric from one of the sleeves to make a teeny tiny sash.

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baby sash!

Now for the easy/fun part!  First, take your now-sleeveless dress and tuck the outside parts under, and tuck the neckline into a V.  You actually don’t want to sew this.  If you do, it’ll look weird.

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Tuck and Tuck!

Now, take that little sash and use it to tie the shoulders together in the back.

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Tie it!

Now I have a super-easy faux halter dress!  🙂

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Yay! Faux Halter!

The back looks really cool too!

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Le back!

I wore my cute new dress to the launch party for Jasper Magazine, Columbia’s new arts magazine!  🙂  I have a few friends who are affiliated with this awesome publication, and I’m really excited about it!  🙂

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This is Susan Lenz. She's an amazing Fiber Artist!

While at the party, I ran into several artist friends, including Susan Lenz.  You should check out her blog, Art In Stitches to see what she’s all about.  🙂

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Cheers to Jasper!

Cheers!

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