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Day 83: Orange you Glad it’s Fall? Dress

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Day 82: Bacchus Dress

We’re going to start today with a little mood music, okay?  I want you to play this song in the background as you read this (It’ll be your anthem for tomorrow).  🙂

I was pleasantly surprised by a text from Fella telling me that Nathan Angelo added a last minute Columbia show to his Follow Your Heart tour.  🙂  Of course I didn’t have anything to wear except this vintage housedress.

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Holy Housedress Batman!

The print is beautiful & exotic, and I love that weird button-thing in the middle of it.  Unfortunately, I’m seeing waaaay too much of it, and I’m going to fix that.  🙂

I began by putting the dress on my dress form inside-out and pinning the edges where I wanted to take this dress in/give it a bit more shape.

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Pinned!

Then, I ran each side through my machine.

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Mood Sewing.

I cut off the excess material and made a few amputations. 🙂

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This will only hurt for a minute...

To finish the whole thing off, I hemmed those raw edges and pressed them.

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Pinned & Prepped!

Now I have a fun fall frock that is perfect for a Tuesday evening concert at The White Mule!  🙂

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Orange you glad I'll never use this joke again? 🙂
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My feets are HUGE!!!! 😉

The show was awesome.  If you ever get the chance to see Nathan Angelo live, you really should.  I even managed to snap a quick pic with Nathan after his show!  🙂

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In the room women come and go, talking of Nathan Angelo. 🙂

Cheers!

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8 Comments

  • kitblue

    Thanks for introducing me to new music; I pinned the song and some others. If that dress was straight, it would look like a Japanese tunic.

  • Allie

    OH my GOSH!! I just found your blog and I am addicted!! (to the dismay of my homework) Definitely a college girl’s dream! And then I clicked on the song for today and FREAKED! I grew up with Nathan and was so excited that my new favorite fashion blogger loved him!

  • Cara

    So I’m reading catching up on my backlog of RSS feeds, starting with Refashion Co-op, and I see a post mentioning Sid & Nancy! So I found your blog and LOVE your refashions! I, too, live in Columbia, (Cue “It’s a small world after all.” I am just starting to sew-after my thrifted clothing pile threatened to overtake me! I am adding your blog to my RSS feed now! I am looking forward to seeing what’s next. We do have some quite nifty thrift stores here in the Midlands…

    • ReFashionista

      ReFashionista

      Thanks! I’m a lucky gal indeed to have so many great (and cheap!) thrift stores around me. 🙂 I’m glad you like Nathan Angelo. His music (and especially that song) puts me in a great mood when I have a case of the blahs. 🙂

    • rimpe6@yahoo.com

      Wow!!!!!!!!! Sooooooo loved reading this!! And what you did w/that dress!! You go girl!! Nathan Angelo’s mom 🙂 PS: His newest album is coming out in September. WE’re all soooo excited about it!

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