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Dress Refashions

Day 233: Mardi Gras Dress

Day 234: Brunchtime Dress
Day 232: No-Sew Cocktail Dress!

When I saw today’s dress, I knew it would be just the thing for a Mardi Gras Celebration!  🙂

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...as long as it was a celebration in the 80's. :/

I love the gold hue, and the luxurious silk fabric, but I wanted something cute and fun to catch a parade with friends…and this wasn’t it!

I decided to completely lose the top part of the dress.

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Chop!

I left just enough of the fabric from the top part to fold over and pin.  Then I stitched it down.

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Sewing right along the orginal seam!

Now I needed straps for my new dress.  I whipped up two fabric tubes from the leftover sleeve fabric…

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Strap Tease!

and pinned them to the front and back of my new dress!

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Pinned!

I stitched them down, and was all done (after a quick press!)

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Whirrrrr!

I slipped on some purple tights and green accessories, and was ready to meet up with my pals for pre-parade cocktails and pizza!

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Ta-Dah! 🙂
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Pre-party wine tasting! 🙂
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Pals!
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Pizza!
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Phillip whips up some tasty cocktails! 🙂

We headed off to watch the parade…but never quite found it!  :/  We ended up traipsing all over the Rosewood neighborhood, laughing at our lack of parade tracking skills.  🙂

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We'll be our own parade! 🙂
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Sometimes life is the parade. 🙂

Happy Mardi Gras, everybody!  🙂

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