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All,  No-Sew,  Year 2: The 366 Day Upcycle Project

Day 232: No-Sew Cocktail Dress!

Day 233: Mardi Gras Dress
Day 231: Boldly Going Nowhere Top

Today’s dress was delightful in that it was made of silk, and had an awesomely tacky print.  🙂 It was less than delightful in that it was of a hideous shape with one shoulder pad.  :/

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One Pad Wonder!

What follows is perhaps the best no-sew refashion I’ve ever lucked out on!  🙂

I ripped out that solo shoulder pad…

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Later Tater!

Then, I wrapped the arms of the dress around my waist and pinned the bust to keep my new dress from slipping off.  🙂

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Pinned & Secure!

Now I have an awesome cocktail dress…perfect for a fun Friday night!

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This took all of 2 minutes, folks!
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Loving my awesome Cindy Saad necklace! 🙂

While out, I ran into a couple of fun friends!

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'Ello Cat! 🙂
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It's the always amazing Clark Ellefson! 🙂

I finished the evening with a tasty KC Hotdogs veggie dog!  😀

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NOM!

Cheers!

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5 Comments

  • Michele Garcia Main

    love your look with this dress but I could never get away with the strapless look and gawd help me if I tried to tie my sleeves! LOL…hope you will cut the sleeves off and show us how it looks, think it would also be adorable! like you!

  • liz

    gorgeous print! can you do a mini-tutorial on how you actually wrap the arms around? are you wearing the dress unzipped so it fits around your chest? what did you pin in the front? i know youve done this a few times before but being dense… i have absolutely no idea how youre managing it.

    • ReFashionista

      ReFashionista

      Next time I’ll make sure I get more pics of how I do this. Each dress that I do this with is different. This dress is actually fully zipped up. It works because the front does that cross over thing, so I can adjust it quite a bit. I’ve tied the sleeves off to the side, so they look like a sash. 🙂 The best advice I can give is to just play with the dress until you like it. 🙂

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