From Frumpy Dress to Funky Sweater! 1
Dress Refashions,  Refashions,  Sweater Refashions

From Frumpy Dress to Funky Sweater!

A Strapless Dress DIY & A Breakup
Dress to Top and Fun Life Things!

Hiya!  Wow!  No posts in over a week!  What the heck?!?

Ugh.  I’ve been crazy busy lately with taking care of any loose ends at my old job so I can go to my new one, as well as a bit under the weather with some awful lung gunk that’s been circulating around Columbia, SC.

But I’m back!  And I want to show you my newest $1 dress!

So warm!
So warm!

I love that dark blue and those bracelet-length sleeves!  I was also intrigued when I discovered I’m a size 12!

Don't you wish all garments listed measurements instead of just arbitrary sizes?
Don’t you wish all garments listed measurements instead of just arbitrary sizes?

With temps dropping below freezing, I just couldn’t bring myself to keep this as a dress.  Plus, I have plenty of blue dresses already!  Do you know what I don’t have nearly enough of?  Cozy warm sweaters!

A big chop had to happen!

Douglas supervised!
Douglas supervised!

Don’t worry!  I have plans for that bottom scrap!

I got to hemming the bottom of my new sweater.  I used a zigzag stitch and stitched riiiiight on the edge of my new hem to keep it from fraying.


Yay!  My sweater was done…but it wasn’t terribly exciting.  :/  So, I reached for my spool ‘o ribbon and cut off two different lengths.

Here we go!
Here we go!

Next, I stitched each raw edge of each piece of ribbon down.

Mini-whirrrrrr! ;)
Mini-whirrrrrr! 😉

I pinned the ribbon bits onto my sweater…

First pin...
First pin…

…then I stitched them both down!

...then stitch!
…then stitch!
Then repeat! :)
Then repeat! 🙂

I pressed my ribbon accents down, and my new sweater was ready to head off to hang out with my friend, Michael Krajewski!

Pretty neat, eh?
Pretty neat, eh?
Well...wouldja look at that?
Well…wouldja look at that?

I really like this one!  I think my new sweater is sort of a more modern take on a 1960’s style!

My new friend agrees!
My new friend agrees!

After hanging out for a bit at Michael’s studio, we hopped on over to Motor Supply for some yummy seasonal cocktails!  🙂

So relish!
So relish!

The weather outside was frightful, but we stayed happy and cozy with our warming libations!


Michael and I have a pretty exciting collaboration coming up that I can’t wait to share with you (mystery is exciting!)



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