SPRING!!!!!!!! 1
Dress Refashions,  Dye Refashions,  Refashions

SPRING!!!!!!!!

Muumuu to Fitted Dress Refashion
Graduating to New Levels of Better

Huzzah!  It’s SPRING!  Now ends the winter of my discontent!  This winter ended on a lousy note, so I’m happy to say goodbye to the blah, and hello to lots of good & positive things that have come into the works since then.  🙂

Let’s start with a new refashion for the new season, shall we?  I started with this $1 bit of thrift store fashion:

 

So sea foamy!
So sea foamy!

 

It also had a lining!

 

Bam!
Bam!

 

I like sea foam green.  I also really liked that nice waist detail and wanted to bring it out a bit.

But first, I needed to get rid of those sleeves for a nice, super-warm day!

 

Pick…pick…pick...
Pick…pick…pick…

 

Then, I carefully snipped the rest of the sleeves from the neck part of the dress…

 

Snnnnip!
Snnnnip!

 

Now…remember how I said I liked the waist of this dress?  I took a gamble and decided to dye the whole thing, in hopes that the thread at the waist was cotton.  Here’s why:  Cotton takes to dye really really well, and polyester doesn’t take to dye much at all.  I was hoping for a nice contrast between the two.

 

In the Navy...
In the Navy…

 

I wasn’t disappointed!

 

Awesome! :)
Awesome! 🙂

 

I didn’t feel like messing with the lining of this frock, so I snipped it out.  Normally, when taking in the dress, I’d also take in the lining, but I was running late to meet up with friends.  And this is why I have a nude slip to wear under such things.  🙂

 

Byeee!
Byeee!

 

I closed up those raw arm holes…

 

Whirrrrr!
Whirrrrr!

 

…and then totally forgot to snap any pics of the taking-in of this dress.  Forgive me.  I was in a hurry!

Hurried or no, I think the result is pretty swell!

 

Yay!
Yay!

 

My brunch companions liked it too!

 

Yes. My sunglasses make me look like a fly.
Yes. My sunglasses make me look like a fly.

 

We had a really lovely day.

 

Saturday wine tasting crew!
Saturday wine tasting crew!

 

We even picked up a few other folks in our travels around downtown!

 

Our numbers are growing.
Our numbers are growing.

 

Sorry for the lack of pics on this one!  I promise to do better next time!

Cheers!

 

ba32115

 

Muumuu to Fitted Dress Refashion
Graduating to New Levels of Better
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