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A BOGO Frump-to-Hip ReFash!

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From 80's Dropped Waist to '18 Good Taste

Congrats Everybody! Today you get two refashions for the price of one (which is still free, so I guess that’s not really a bargain, but whatever…)!

When you look at these two pieces from my local thrift, you might not think they could work together very well.

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80’s frump meets Look At My Larger Bottom Half.

I’m not fan of either of these. The green one is well…something, isn’t it?

The grey one’s distastefulness is a bit more subtle and insidious. The top is properly fitted, but the bottom is an awkward mid-knee length and those white flowers just bring attention to the pear-ness of my shape. I also hate that stupid waist tie thing.

Goodbye Green Dress & Frumpy Grey Dress, and Hello Hip Green Jacket and Versatile Grey Tunic Top!

Let’s start with the easy one, the grey dress.

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Chop!

Well, That was easy.

Now for the Green!

First, I happily ripped these out:

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Massive pads of squareness!

I carefully snipped right above the elastic waist, like so:

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Snip snip!

Next, I made a tiny hem, and stitched it down.

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Teensy!
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Whirrrr!

Okay, so my jacket was complete, but I thought of a clever use for those massive pads!

I pinned them together, with the prettier sides facing each other.

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Like this.

Then, I stitched around them, leaving an opening on one narrow side.

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Another whirrrr!

I then trimmed the edges and turned it inside out.

Can you guess what this is? Can ya?

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A cozy case for my sweet specs!

All that snipping and whirring left me with a cool and funky outfit for the day!

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I think it’s pretty sweet!
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Or at least an improvement anywho!

I paired my jacket and tunic with yoga pants, my favorite Toms boots, and this cool ballerina necklace I thrifted for $2.

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Other fashion bloggers try to look cute. I just like making funny faces. ;P

As this was such a quick refash, I even had time to whip up a Southern Chess Pie!

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A chilly day requires a good pie!

I wore my fun new outfit for an evening of tiki cocktails with friends to help us forget the February chill!

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Ah…The Painkiller…my favorite tiki cocktail!

Cheers!

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