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Day 324: Play in the Park Dress

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Day 323: In the Details Top

Check out this lovely 2-piecer!

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Has the word “lovely” been redefined recently?

Talk about a BOGO!  🙂  I’m a huge fan of this fun tropical print and the lightweight fabric of this thing.  I’m not such a fan of the frumpy cut of the dress or the not-so-hot layering action!

Time to get this dress ready for a warm & beautiful day!

First, I cut the dress off near the top, right where it starts to get narrow.

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Making the cut!

Then, I hemmed the resulting raw edge!

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Whirrrrrr!

Next, I cut two strips from the back of the jacket.

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Strip #1 and Strip #2!

I stitched them both into tubes…

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Tubular!

…and turned them right-side out!

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Just like this!

I pressed my tubes, and pinned them onto my dress to make straps!

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From Strips to Straps!
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View from the back!

I stitched my new straps down, getting really excited about how this dress was turning out!  🙂

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Stitch that Strap!

I hopped into my fab new frock and out the door to catch a performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)!  Thankfully, there was no rain, and the show went on!  🙂

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At Finlay Park! 🙂
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Lovin’ that drapey back! 🙂

As you can see, I grabbed a leftover scrap to wrap around my head for a driving scarf (I drive a convertible).  🙂

It started to get a bit chilly, so I donned a cozy cardi in a complimentary color (such a sucker for alliteration!), as I began taking notes for my review of the show!

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Pen & Paper at the ready! 🙂
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Theatre-Lovin’ Pals! 🙂

Cheers!

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