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Cute as a Button

Muumuu to Art Show Dress Refashion
Teal We Meet Again

Jazz Hands!  Today’s dress reminded me of my high school chorus’ (which I never joined…partially due to the ugly uniform) dresses, hence my show choir pose.

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A suitable dress that doesn't suit me

At least I look happier than this chick…

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As the only singing  I was gearing up for was taking place on the Karaoke stage, not a high school cafeterium, Changes had to be made.

First off, I easily removed the velcroed-in shoulder pads…

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and stuck them on random objects in my house.

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The lamp is now protected!

What you can’t really make out in the “before” shot, is that this is a sweater dress!  Perfect for keeping me warm on a chilly, rainy night!  Still…I needed to get rid of that length and take it in a bit…which is exactly what I did!

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Basement Kitteh looks on skeptically
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Taking it in 1" on each side
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Pinning my new hem!
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Sewing that spankin' new hem!

So…now that I had taken my new dress in and up, it was looking mucho bettero.  However…it was still fairly plain and boring.  I decided to dig through my massive box ‘o buttons and pulled out these guys.

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Then, I hand-stitched them in a cluster near the bottom of the dress.

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Cool Vintage Buttons!

I threw on some warm brown boots and brown accessories and was all set for a night of Trivi-YEAH at The Whig followed by Karaoke at Art Bar!

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Oh…and check out my awesome new fave sweater!  It’s an uber-warm army sweater I snagged for a buck!  Complete with elbow patches and epaulets!  It’s a bit boxy, but I think I’ll leave it as-is.  🙂

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Do I love this sweater?!?! Sir! Yes Sir! 🙂

I braved the cold and rain to meet my teammates (yay Team What About Bob!) for a night of brain teasing and karaoke pleasing!

The Team:


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Alex: Knows about Greek stuff


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Bob: Knows all the answers to the Grateful Dead questions
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Marty: Music Guru
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Jillian: Has a surprising grasp of


Muumuu to Art Show Dress Refashion
Teal We Meet Again

3 thoughts on “Cute as a Button”

  1. Amazing how a few cute buttons can add such PIZAZZ!!! Once again thinking outside the box. Hurray! And, hurray for Basement Kitteh–I love her/him. So nice to have a wonderful inspiration and assistance. Keep going!!


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