Day 205: Grape Jelly Dress 1
Dress Refashions

Day 205: Grape Jelly Dress

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Day 204: Have a Nice Trip Dress

Today I made out like a bandit at my local Goodwill!  I found seven awesome refashionables on the 50 cent rack!  $3.50 for a week’s worth of clothing?  Yes, please!  🙂

I especially liked this dress in its lovely purple hue.

Day 205: Grape Jelly Dress 2
Just "Plum" Awesome!

Okay…this dress is obviously not going to fit me as is, but I have a quick no-sew fix for it!

I took the two side seams and pinned them in the back, hiding the safety pin in the fold.

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See?

This actually looks really pretty in the back, and gives the dress a nice drape.  🙂

The only other issue I had with this dress was those sleeves.  I love how big they are, but that stretched-out elastic wasn’t gonna work.  I carefully snipped out the elastic and pressed each sleeve.  I kept my iron on a pretty low setting so as not to burn any holes in the delicate (and very acrylic) fabric.

Day 205: Grape Jelly Dress 4
Behold the steam!

Now that terrible frumpy frock is looking much better!  It kind of reminds me of a few dress styles from the 1930’s.  🙂

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Loving those bell sleeves! 🙂
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Purple + Pale Skin = A winner! 🙂

I wore my dress for a day of erranding, and still managed to find the time to whip up a batch of Peanut Butter Brownies for Fella to take to his rehearsal to share with the rest of the Art Bar Players!

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June Cleaver would be so proud!

Cheers!  🙂

5 Comments

  • Rolly

    i stumbled upon your awesome blog by chance and have been hooked ever since. I keep your blog page open on my computer at all times (even at work) and always manage to find some time to go through it.. Loooooove your creativity and spirit.. I had bags full of old clothes of mine that i no longer wear but can’t part with, so they are hanging at the backs of my closets with no purpose,, now I have like tons of ideas to transform them all thanks to you! heck i might even need to start a refashioning blog and compete with you!! keep up the great work,, woman with a purpose, I salute you 🙂

  • Jennifer

    This totally made me remember dressing mannequins in retail…this is why the clothes look better on the mannequin most times..They are a larger size and ‘cinched’ to fit!…Thanks for the Reminder!

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