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A Strapless Dress DIY & A Breakup

A Funky Fall Frock!
From Frumpy Dress to Funky Sweater!

I have good news and bad news.

The good news is, I needed something red to wear for a party (the invite demanded it), and I had just the thing!

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Perfect…almost!

Of course it needed a little work, but I saw great potential in this frock!

First, I made a some snips!

That lining must go!
That lining must go!
Going strapless! :)
Going strapless! 🙂

Then, I took in the sides a bit.

Pinned!
Pinned!
Stitchin!
Stitchin!

I cut off the excess material with my pinking shears, then got to closing up that top raw edge.

You know the drill.
You know the drill.
Whirrrrr!
Whirrrrr!

I didn’t sew the whole top up right away though!  I left just enough room to feed a bit of elastic through!

See?
See?

With the elastic in place, I stitched the casing closed and was ready to celebrate with friends!

Sassy!
Sassy!
Saucy!
Saucy!

Dan was there too!

Hello!
Hello!

Fun times were had…

Happy people!
Happy people!
But wait...wasn't there supposed to be bad news?
But wait…wasn’t there supposed to be bad news?

…and I was feeling quite caliente in my red!

There's definitely some bad news coming...right?
There’s definitely some bad news coming…right?

I even met a new friend!

Come home with me, little guy!
Come home with me, little guy!

Now for the bad news.

Later that night, Dan and I had a fight.

Now we’re no longer together.  And it sucks.

I don’t get close to many people, but I let myself get close to Dan.  I don’t like a lot of people, but I liked him.  I was happy.  I was excited about our relationship.  Finally! After  all the failed romances I had found someone I wanted to share a life with! Finally I had met someone who had just the right combination of humor, wanderlust, kindness, and passion for life I had always wanted.  I didn’t have to date anymore!  I was done!

Wrong.

If you’re playing at-home version of Jillian’s Failed Love Life(tm), this is my third failed relationship since I began this blog.  Ugh.

Right now, I’m feeling completely lousy.  :/  I’ve started my new job – which I love – but it’s hard trying to be happy and friendly to my awesome new coworkers when I feel so eaten up inside.  How is that someone who can see the potential in even the cruddiest & most misshapen of clothes can’t convince someone she loves to see their potential together?

Meh.

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