Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 1
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Day 279: Uptown Girl Dress

Day 280: Go With The Flow Top
Day 278: Trouble with a Capital VW

Today’s piece began as an odd blue jumpsuit.

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 2
I look like a mechanic

Alright…as I’m not a mechanic, this piece wasn’t going to work as is.  But I do love the color, the multitude of pockets, and this cute little applique!

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 3
Is it an owl? I can't really tell!

I immediately got to de-legging it by removing the seams at the crotch.

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 4
Pick! Pick! Pick!

Then I trimmed off the legs below the unpicked seams.

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 5
Choppy Choppy!

Alright…now it’s time to give this legless wonder a bit of shape!  I tossed it on my dress form inside-out and pinned the sides, like so:

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It's really shaping up!

I ran each side through my machine.

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 7
Whirrrrrr!

I cut off the extra fabric, and put the dress back on my dress form, right-side-out this time, and pinned new seams from where I unpicked the crotch.

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 8
Skirting the issue! 🙂

I’m almost done!  All that’s left to do is give my new dress a new hem!

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 9
Almost done!!!

Check it out!  Now that wacky jumpsuit is a terrific little day dress!

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 10
And it matches my sweet Chucks! 🙂

You guys will be pleased to know that my lil Cabriolet is back in action, with a sweet new exhaust system!  She sounds amazing, and I’m so glad she didn’t need any major work!  Much thanks to Erin and Mike for helping me get around while she was in the shop!  I’m lucky to have such sweet friends!  🙂

Cheers!

Day 279:  Uptown Girl Dress 11

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