Go Panthers (I guess) Dress Refashion 1
Dress Refashions,  Refashions

Go Panthers (I guess) Dress Refashion

A 40's Fabulous Frock
Anne's Dramatically Groovy Reader ReFash

I know. I’m behind.

I am so so so so so very behind in my daily blog posts. :/

I’m sorry. I swear I’m not a bad person. I’ve been stuck in a week of being incredibly bzzzzzzzy, then having to deal with something unpleasant *seethes inwardly* , then having to deal with being sick. :/ Not fun.

But I’m here now and I’m on a mission to get all caught up. All 366 posts of this ReFashionista Challenge MUST be accounted for!

The show must go on!
The show must go on!

When Super Bowl Sunday rolled around, I needed something cute to wear for a get-together with friends.

I don’t actually care for football, but I’ve had this dress on my refashion rack for ages, and it was about time I got around to using it. It seemed silly to not refashion it when it was the only thing in one of the team’s colors…and I do live in the Carolinas so…there ya go.

Back to the dress. This is one of those 80’s frocks that was created by someone who thought while women were making headway in the work force, they still weren’t quite capable of executing their own layering. At least that’s the only explanation that comes to mind for the existence of that white thing that was sewn in.

This is why it had to be removed, along with those massive shoulder pads.


I didn’t care for the buttons that made the sleeves poufy either, so they had to go as well.

Later! This dress will be better of without you. Much like...*inwardly seething*
Later! This dress will be better of without you. 

Next, I unpicked the front of the dress a little. I wasn’t in the mood to layer at all, which meant I needed to unpick each side enough to fold them over to a decent neckline level and restitch them.

Pick pick pick...
Pick pick pick…

When I was done, the front looked like this.

Crossing over
Crossing over

I liked where this was going!

I added a few stitches to my new neckline…

Just a lil.
Just a lil.

…and then tackled that awkward length.


After a quick hem, I was all done!

Go Panthers!
Go Panthers!
If only I cared about football...
If only I cared about football…

Ugh…so many more posts to write. πŸ˜‰

Better get back to it!





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