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Day 178: A Merry Christmas Dowdy Dress Refashion

Day 179: Jilli's Day Off Jacket
Day 177: Christmas Eve No-Sew Dress Refashion

Merry Christmas everyone!  🙂  I needed a nice holiday frock for spending time with my wonderful Fella and friends!

I began with this dowdy dress.

dowdy dress refashion before
This.

I picked this dress from one of my fave $1 thrift stores…mostly because it was handmade (I’m very partial to handmade things).  It was going to need some work though.

First, I carefully ripped off those sleeves.

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Your seam ripper is your friend! 🙂

Then, I sewed up those raw edges.

sewing dowdy dress
Whirrrrr!!!!

So…now those sleeves were all taken care of, but I still needed to take in the sides of this dress, which I did.

taking in side of dress
Take it in!

I trimmed off the extra fabric, grabbed a green sash from my stash, and was all ready to host a Christmas Drop-in!

dowdy dress refashion after
Merry Christmas!

You may recognize that sash from my Christmas in July refashion!

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Close-up!
table with food
Snackies!
Jillian's friends
Pals! 🙂

Cheers!

dowdy dress refashion before and after
Day 179: Jilli's Day Off Jacket
Day 177: Christmas Eve No-Sew Dress Refashion
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