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Hello there!  Sorry for being so long absent.  I’ve been extremely busy coughing up my weight in phlegm for the past month.  :/ I don’t know or understand the cause of my grody lung gunk funk.  But now, it appears that I might actually be getting better!  Huzzah!  😀

Of course, the best thing about feeling better and no longer being stuck in bed is getting back to refashioning!  🙂

While digging through my big bin o’ refashionables, I stumbled upon this yellowed white dress that I never managed to get around to revamping over the summer.

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I look like one of the sisters in The Virgin Suicides.

As anyone who knows me can attest, I cannot wear white for more than 5 minutes without spilling something on myself.  My day is actually just a long cycle of accidentally sloshing different beverages and sauces upon myself, but luckily my wardrobe consists mostly of dark colors, so ha!  It’s my little secret (which I just foolishly shared with all of you).  This dress isn’t all bad.  I love the pleats, but I don’t like the dropped waist or the length.

I knew I didn’t want to leave this dress white, so I reached for a bottle of blue!

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You’ll do!

I set up a dye bath in my machine, and let my dress toss around in it for about 45 minutes.

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Hmmmmnnn…looks more purple than navy…

After my dress was dyed & dried, I saw that it actually ended up being more purple than navy.  No big.  All I wanted was to make it not white, and I like the color purple too.

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Nononono! As in Purple, The Color. I actually can’t stand this movie. :/

To fix the length, I made a chop!

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Spock is giving my choppage the evil eye!

Then, my new dress got a new hem!

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Pinning…

 

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…annnd hemming!

I’m not done!  To give that dropped waist a little more definition, I needed to make something…

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…a SASH! 🙂

I turned my fabric tube right-side-out and then sewed up the ends.  After a good press, my new dress is no longer in distress (hot rhyming action!)

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Pretty in Purple!

I just rolled up the sleeves to take care of their awkward length.  Now I’m all set for a lovely & warm afternoon!

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Why, hello there! 😉
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From this angle, my head looks huge! 🙂

Cheers!

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