Carrying a Torch Dress 1
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Carrying a Torch Dress

All the Southern Ladies (All the Southern Ladies)!
A New Blue ReFashion!

I wasn’t sure about this dress when I found it at a huge clearance sale at a local consignment store a few months ago.

Holey Guacamole!
Holey Guacamole!

As you can see, it’s riddled with holes!  BUT, at $10 for All-You-Can-Stuff into a bag, I went ahead and bought it.  🙂

As I took a closer look, I noticed yet another flaw!  :/

Apparently the previous owner of this dress was mauled by a Yak.
Apparently the previous owner of this dress was mauled by a Yak.

This just wouldn’t do for the cabaret I had tickets for that night!  :/ Time to get to work!

First, I decided to turn this long maxi into more of a cocktail-length dress.  This also took care of all those holes!

Bye holes!
Bye holes!

I thought that keyhole neckline looked a bit dated on this dress, and wanted to take care of that shoulder tear too.  So…I snipped!

Snip!
Snip!

Then, I pinned!

A nice, pleasing V!
A nice, pleasing V!

I stitched down that V, but I wasn’t quite done yet!  I still needed to take care of that bottom raw edge!

Pin & Stitch!
Pin & Stitch!

I finished my new dress just in time to head out the door!

So sparkly!  :)
So sparkly! 🙂

I had a marvelous time at TORCH, a cabaret benefit that supports the work of Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS). PALSS provides social services for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as free testing and education as part of the effort to prevent the spread of HIV.

Members of the local theatre community donated their time and talent for this fun event!
Members of the local theatre community donated their time and talent for this fun event!
That's Laurel!  I work with her!  :)
That’s Laurel! I work with her! 🙂
Erin came too!
Such a great event to support such an awesome cause!
It was chilly in the theater!
It was chilly in the theater!
Check out my favorite pair of tights!  :)
Check out my favorite pair of tights! 🙂

Cheers!

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