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Day 294: A Sea Foam Dream Dress to Jacket Refashion

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Ever since my delightful beach trip last week, I can’t get thoughts of the ocean out of my head!  Perhaps that’s why I chose this $1 dress for today’s refashion.

refashion before
I probably should have just thrown it in the ocean!

I love the sea foamy hue, and check out these sweet buttons!!!

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Sea Shells!!!!

There were a lot of problems with this dress though.  I hated all those stupid pearls on the neckline and pockets, there are some serious shoulder pad issues going on, and one of those sweet buttons is MIA!  :/

My first order of business was to remove a few annoyances!

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Pearls of Shame. 🙁
removed shoulder pads
Pads of Shame. 🙁

I was in a trouser mood, so the next thing I did was chop off a whole bunch of length! 

This also meant that I wouldn’t have to deal with the missing button issue anymore.  🙂

Cutting off bottom of dress for dress to jacket refashion
Chopping her in half like a failed magician! 🙂

I turned my soon-to-be jacket inside-out and got to pinning!

pinning top of jacket for refashion
Shape up, or ship out! 🙂

Then, I sewed along my pinned lines.  After adding a hem to the bottom raw edge…

sewing hem
Whirrrrr!

…I was all done!  Now my jacket was ready to come with me to the opening party for the Indie Grits Film Festival at 701 Whaley!  🙂

dress to jacket refashion after
Still rocking my fave  ‘do from 1995. 😛
Free Times party
Party People!
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More Party People! 🙂

While at 701, my buddy Erin and I headed upstairs to see what was in the gallery…

Our minds were sufficiently blown!

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He’s right behind me, isn’t he???
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Spacetastic!
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The closest I’ll ever get to being a Dr. Who Companion. 🙁
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Erin has a new friend! 🙂

This exhibit is flippin‘ AWESOME, and if you’re in the Columbia area, you really need to check it out!  The gallery has been made to look like a spaceship with tons of robots hiding everywhere!!!  🙂

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You want to go to here.

Cheers!

sea foam dream dress to jacket refashion before and after
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