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All,  Year 2: The 366 Day Refashion Project

Day 293: Polka Not Dress: How to (Easily) Take in a Thrift Store Dress Using a Dress Form

Day 294: Sea Foam Dream Jacket
Day 292: Marigold Dress

Today’s dress is one hot polka-dotted mess!

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I take it back. It’s all mess and sans hot.

This shapeless frock doesn’t have much going for it. It’s pretty much just straight up and down, and not fitted in the waist at all which just seemed wrong for a dress with a loud top pattern and a solid bottom pattern. :/  I don’t wear very much Navy Blue, so that’s nice I guess (meh?).  Aaaaannnnd…that’s pretty much the only compliment I can offer for this thing.

I plopped this ugly thing on my dress form and started pinning the sides to fit.

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I’m not feeling wildly optimistic, folks.

I stitched each side down…

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Hmmmnnn…maybe it’ll start taking shape now! 🙂

I cut off the extra fabric, and began to feel better about this dress and those dots.  🙂  Now I just needed to update the length a skosh.  🙂

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Chop!
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Hemmin’!

Now my dress is looking much better, and fit to be seen in public!  🙂  Jonel even loaned me her sweet new hat for my after pic!

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Well I do declayah! 😉
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…and then she took it back. 🙁
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Belting out some Earth, Wind, & Fire! 🙂
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Sam = Karaoke Photographer. 🙂

Cheers!  🙂

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