Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 1
Dress Refashions,  Refashions,  The 366 Day Refashion Project

Day 321: Here Comes the Rain Dress

Day 322: Refashioner's Block: Dress to Top Refashion
Day 320: Beyond the Beige Dress

The thing I really like about the completely blah and shapeless polyester dresses I find for $1 at thrift stores…

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 2
So very blah!

…is what wonderful blank slates they are!  You can really do just about anything with them!  ๐Ÿ™‚

I decided to go for a quick, but dramatic no-sew refashion for this one!

First, I trimmed off that bottom hem to make my sash.

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 3
Snippage!

Then, I folded the dress in half and made a big asymmetrical cut!

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 4
Do you see where this is going? ๐Ÿ™‚

Those sleeves needed a bit of a shortening, too!

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 5
Short ‘n Sweet!

And that’s it!  Now that dress is totally transformed!

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 6
Lovin’ the High/Low Hem!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I wore my dress to Finlay Park for a production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).  I was especially excited, as I was asked to review the show for Jasper Magazine and Onstage Columbia!  ๐Ÿ™‚

There I was…poised with pen in hand, ready to take notes!

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 7
Let’s DO this! ๐Ÿ™‚

Erin and I were really optimistic…

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 8
This play will be great! We just know it! ๐Ÿ™‚

…and then it started to rain.  Hard.  :/

Day 321:  Here Comes the Rain Dress 9
Oh Noooooo!!!! :/

So…the show was called off.  Such a bummer!  Luckily, I’ll be able to catch it/review it on what will hopefully be a bright & sunny Saturday!  Fingers crossed! I’ll be sure to post the link to my review when it’s released. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers!

Day 322: Refashioner's Block: Dress to Top Refashion
Day 320: Beyond the Beige Dress

5 Comments

  • Blythe

    Your blog is so inspiring! You are magical! You can see the most amazing things in your goodwill finds, unbelievable! I feel like my sense of fashion has expanded since finding your blog! thanks for doing what you do!:)

  • Chica Andaluza

    Great job and shame you didnยดt get to see the show (itยดs very funny) but it reminded me of Shakespeare in Regentยดs Park in London which often gets “rained off”!

  • Laura Musser Green

    I have loved what you do here. It makes me feel like I could be brave enough to sew. Is there any chance you would consider putting the before and after side by side?

What do you think?

shares
%d bloggers like this: