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Day 357: Grown Up Enough Top

Day 358: Anita Dress
Day 356: Almost an Evening Dress

I almost didn’t want to bother with today’s piece.

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Meh.

It might not look so bad at first glance, but look a bit closer.  First off, this dress is pretty unflattering on me, as I’m bigger on the bottom than I am up top.  It just doesn’t do anything for me.  :/

Also, it’s really worn out and faded.  🙁

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It’s a little hard to see in photos…but look hard.

Not a prob!  I reached for a box ‘o dye!

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Feeling a bit green!

I left my dress in its dye bath for about 40 minutes, then gave it a rinse & dry.  So, now the fading has been taken care of, but what about the shape?   I decided I didn’t feel like wearing a dress today anyways, so I made a big chop!

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Le Chop!

This dress is made of cotton jersey, so there was no need to hem that bottom edge, as it isn’t going to fray. 🙂

Now I have a fun Art Deco-ish top!  🙂

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Muuuch more striking than that boring dress! 🙂
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I turn up my nose at faded frocks! 🙂

This is what I wore to work today.  Yes…I am apparently incapable of dressing like a proper grown-up.

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Grown Up in Disguise!

The way I see it is, work is grown-up enough!  Might as well surround yourself with as many fun things as possible!

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Joe Don Baker keeps me motivated!
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My sweet sock monkey earns the respect and admiration of my colleagues!

But perhaps this is silly.  Maybe the time has come to do away with childish things…

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No one should have a puppet in their office, should they?

…or not.  🙂

Cheers!

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