Day 209:  Publix Dress 1
Dress Refashions

Day 209: Publix Dress

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When I saw today’s dress, I immediately thought of the logo of a certain grocery store that I love way too much.

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Do you see it?
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I heart publix! 🙂

If you’re from up north, then you’ve probably never been to this amazing place of glorious awesomeness.  I absolutely love this store.  The staff is always super-nice, I always seem to run into my friends there, and their produce is delish!  They send me really awesome magazines on eating healthy, too.  🙂 Plus, I’m a couponer, and they double them there.  🙂   I wish I was there right now…*sigh*

Whoa!  I’ve gotta snap out of it!  Anywho…back to this dress.  It really doesn’t need all that much work before it’ll be looking tres chic!

First, I removed a bit from those awkward sleeves.

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Sleeve 1 & Sleeve 2!

Then, I took in each side 1.5″.

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Pin it...then sew it all down!

After running each side through my machine, I snipped off the extra fabric.

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I gave my new sleeves a nice new hem.  This was a little tricky since the sleeve didn’t fit around the arm of my sewing machine (I’ve got to do a push-up one of these days), but I made it work.  🙂

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Only a little tricky! 🙂

I’m almost done!  For my last trick, I chopped off just a smidgen from the bottom of the dress so it didn’t hit me mid-knee (the worst length ever!).

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By this time, my phone was blowing up with texts from Fella and friends telling me to stop refashioning, and start heading over to Art Bar for Karaoke Night.  Geez…you just can’t get any support around here!  😛

I showed up when I was good and ready…and in high style!  🙂

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Welcome to Publix! How may I help you?
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Sitting Pretty!

While there, I ran into my good friend, Alex.   He’s the one who gave me my first sewing machine a couple of years ago for Christmas.  Without him, you probably wouldn’t be seeing any of this.  Cheers to Alex!  😀

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He's pretty swell! 🙂
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