A Funky Fall Frock! 1
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A Funky Fall Frock!

Erica's Maternity Reader ReFash!
A Strapless Dress DIY & A Breakup

Wow.  You guys are the most supportive & sweet friends a lucky-at-refashioning, but unlucky-in-love blogger could ask for!  Thanks for all of your wonderful words of support.  They really do help.  🙂

I want to give another round of thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Dancing With the Stars Fundraiser for the American Lung Association in SC’s Oxygen Ball!  I somehow managed to dance the Viennese Waltz without falling or mangling myself in any way!  🙂  I’m still waiting on the photos and video from the event, but as soon as I get it, I’ll be sharing it with you (Anticipation is exciting.).  I didn’t win the contest, but from all the votes you guys sent in, I feel like a winner.  Plus, you’ve helped everyone here in South Carolina breathe a little easier!  🙂

While I can’t show you my refashioned ball gown (yet), I can show you this!


This dress wants to be awesome, and it’s almost there!  That print is awesome, and it actually fits me okay, but the skirt part is really too long to be fun, the neckline is stifling, and I wasn’t feeling the sleeve length either.

Chopping ensued!


Then, I cut a straight line down that too-high neckline and pinned it down.

See where I'm going here?
See where I’m going here?

I stitched down each side of my new V…


This still left the bottom point of the V a sad and vulnerable raw edge.  No worries!  First, I folded the two sides of the V together, like so:


Then, I stitched it down!

Just a quick lil stitch!
Just a quick lil stitch!

Now we’re getting somewhere!  I pinned those sleeves under…

Measure it to keep it even!
Measure it to keep it even!

…Then gave them new hems!

Sleeve hemming in progress!
Sleeve hemming in progress!

I took that bottom scrap and cut off the extra fabric above the hem to make an easy sash!


I’ve gotta tell you, I got TONS of compliments while wearing this dress!

Whine over a breakup, or WINE over a breakup? The choice is yours. ;)
Whine over a breakup, or wine over a breakup? The choice is yours. 😉

I’m really happy for awesome friends who make sad times much more bearable.  🙂

Friends like Erin here. :)
Friends like Erin here. 🙂

I’m also thankful for happy signs from the Universe that maybe everything will actually be okay.

I usually hate litter, but this little guy sure cheered me up. :)
I usually hate litter, but this little guy sure cheered me up. 🙂



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