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All,  Year 2: The 366 Day Upcycle Project

Day 294: Sea Foam Dream Jacket

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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.

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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. 🙁
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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.  🙂

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Chopping her in half like a failed magician! 🙂

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

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Shape up, or ship out! 🙂

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

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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!  🙂

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Still rocking my fave  ‘do from 1995. 😛
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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!

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