Thoroughly Modern Jilly: A DIY Fringed Dress Refashion 1
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Thoroughly Modern Jilly: A DIY Fringed Dress Refashion

New Dress for a New 'Do
An Asymmetrical V-neck Dress Refashion

When I scored this Malibu Barbie-ish dress for $1, I knew I couldn’t leave it as-is.

DIY Fringed Dress Refashion Before
Ick. Pink.

Perhaps this would work as a swimsuit coverup or some such thing, but as many of you know…I hate pink.  Bleh!

You can probably guess what happened next!

I set up my dye bath!

Dark Brown Dye
Brown+Red=Maroon…Wonder what Brown+Pink will yield?
Dress in dye bath
Mid-Bath!

When my dress was dyed and dried, I used a clothespin to keep the top layers out of the way while I snipped the lower ones into strips.

cutting fringe for dress
Lots ‘n LOTS of snips!

This took a while…

cutting fringe for dress refashion
So. Much. Snippage.

As I snipped each strip, I tugged on them to make the fabric curl like you see above.

When I was done, I ended up with a frock that makes me think of a post-apocalyptic flapper!

DIY Fringed Dress Refashion After
From the thunder dome…

I know…it’s a little odd, but I really dig it!

Am I doing The Charleston? Is that what this looks like?
Am I doing The Charleston? Is that what this looks like?

There was a slight breeze, so I kept my fringy frock under my chambray shirt.

Meet Baxter!
Meet Baxter (and Ken)!

My dress enjoyed brunch with friends…

Refashionista with friends in restaurant
Live fast. Die young. Bad girls do it well. 😉

…followed by a fun game of Bocce Ball!

refashionista playing bocce
Such great form!
refashionista eating cheese
Pics like these are why I’ll never be taken seriously as a fashion blogger.  Whatever.  CHEESE!

After doing a fairly decent job at what might be my favorite new “sport”, I headed over to The Nickelodeon to catch a much-anticipated film with Dianne!

movie poster
Love these guys!
Jillian and Diane in movie theater
Happy film goers! 🙂

If you haven’t seen The Trip to Italy yet, you should!  Rob and Steve are hilarious together and this sequel is even funnier (and deeper) than their first Trip!  🙂

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  🙂

Baxter the Dog
No, Baxter.

Cheers!

Refashionista DIY Fringed Dress Refashion Before and After

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