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Day 345: Denim Aversion Dress

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I’m a firm believer that denim should only exist in 3 states: jeans, jackets, and the occasional miniskirt!  Anything else is just too redneck-y and sad for my tastes!  😛

But then I stumbled across this:

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So why in the world would I choose this terrible thing?

Sometimes I actually pity a piece of clothing.  This is one of them!  I’m going against my denim aversion to try and make this dress cute…or at least wearable!

Could it be done?!?!  I had to try!

First, I set about removing those sleeves.  I grabbed my seam ripper, put on an episode of Downton Abbey, and picked away!  🙂

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Picky Picky!
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Double Amputee! 🙂

Next, I pinned those raw edges from the armholes under.

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No raw edges here!

I sewed down my new armholes…

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Going sleeveless! 🙂

…then plopped this frock on my dress form and got to pinning/fitting!

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Ooooh! It’s shaping up, folks! 🙂

As I pinned, I noticed something peculiar.  This dress is living a huge LIE!!!!

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Fake Front Placket!!!! WTH????

Since the button-up front was a false front, I couldn’t make it quite as fitted as I would like, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to get in/out of the thing!  :/

I put my new dress under the needle to take in each side.

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Whirrrr!

Okay, so now everything is nice & fitted, but that length needed some serious hikeage!

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A nice, big chop!
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A nice, new hem! 🙂

I pressed the whole thing, tossed it on, and hurried off to The Thirsty Fellow to meet some pals for baseball and beer!  🙂

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Not my usual, but a VAST improvement! 🙂
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I love these guys! 🙂
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Go Gamecocks!!! 🙂
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Such cuties! 🙂

Oh…and I have a challenge for you, dear reader:

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CAPTION THIS.

Cheers!  🙂

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