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Dress Refashions

Day 338: Spoleto Dress

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Today’s dress was a freebie from a friend. 🙂

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How very Carolina Cup. :/

I needed something comfy, light, and fun to wear for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.  With just a few modifications, this dress would work just fine!  At first glance, you might not see anything wrong with this one…but let’s delve a bit deeper, shall we?

I don’t like it.  It fits perfectly, but I don’t like the whole red & white color scheme (too stark!), the length is awful, and that little crinoline-y layer makes my legs itch.  :/

Oh…and that stupid flower?  Yeah…it’s coming undone.  :/

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Not feeling the flower power. :/

With the raveling fake flower ripped off, I put my dress into a nice little dye bath.  🙂

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Today is brought to you by the color Purple (no…not that movie where some dude hits Oprah)! 🙂

The dye job helped…but I still needed to get rid of that crinloline-y thing!  Away it went!  🙂

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Buh-bye! You shan’t be missed! 🙂

So that itchy ruffle was out of the picture, but I still wasn’t feeling the whole tea length thing.  I knew I’d be walking around all day in the hot sun, so I shortened my dress to accommodate my wandering!

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Chop!
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Pin!
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Sew!

I pressed my new dress, tossed on a contrasting yellow floral belt, and was ready for a fun day in Charleston!  🙂

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‘Ello!
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How’s it going? 🙂

Here are a few of the sights I saw while meandering about:

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This.
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And This.
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And This.
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And then there’s This.

Before you even contemplate complimenting me on my photography skillz, please note that I didn’t take any of those lovely shots.  Instead,  I handed my camera to this guy:

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Larry Blyth: Guest Photographer. 🙂

I had a complete and utter blast getting my culture on in this lovely city! 🙂

Cheers!

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