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Mod-Inspired Brunch Dress Refashion

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I was really excited about this $1 score. Don’t I look thrilled?

Refashionista Mod-Inspired Brunch Dress Refashion Before
My favorite color!

Teal is my absolute FAVORITE color!  I also really liked those fabulous big brass buttons on the front!  

Unfortunately, this frock was too big for me as-is, and I would have to do some pretty dramatic reshaping.

I’ve got this.  🙂

The sides had to be taken in a good bit, but I also had to be thoughtful about what shape I wanted my new dress to take.  

I opted for a 60’s-ish mod styling instead of the more streamlined/fitted look I had also been contemplating.

I pinned my dress on my form, like I do.  🙂

taking in side of dress on dress form
Reshaping in progress!

Each side got stitched down…

sewing side seam of dress
Whirrrrrrrr!

Then, each side got serged!

using serger on side seam of dress
Serrrrrrrrrrge!

Almost done!  

I just needed to raise that hem and take those sleeves up a lil bit!

cutting off sleeves and bottom of dress
Choppy Chop!
sewing bottom hem of dress
A brand new hem!
sewing sleeve bottom
A brand new sleeve hem!

Look at my new dress now!

refashionista Mod-Inspired Brunch Dress Refashion after
And check out this crazy tentacle while you’re at it!

I LOVE how the shape of this turned out…fitted, flared, and fun!  🙂  It was exactly what I needed for a brunch outing at The Kraken with pals!

Jillian with mimosa
MY Mosa!
A closer look!
A closer look!

Erin thought it was pretty cute too!

Jillian with Erin selfie
Hey Buddy!

Cheers!

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