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Day 177: Christmas Eve No-Sew Dress Refashion

Day 178: A Merry Christmas Dowdy Dress Refashion
Day 176: From White to Apple Green

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  🙂  Whether you’re spending it with your family, your chosen family, or your fur family, I really hope you’re surrounded by the ones you love!

I spent today with Fella and Gypsy, baking cookies, and being lazy (so nice!).

I wanted something comfy, but still pretty for our very casual Christmas Eve!

I dug out this $1 ’80s dress from my to-be-refashioned bin.  🙂

christmas eve no-sew dress refashion before
At least it has pockets! 🙂

Alrighty!  This dress is too big for me, and looks pretty dated, huh?

Luckily, all I needed to do was make a few amputations!

I first ripped out those shoulder pads.

removed pads from dress
I wonder what I’ll do with these guys…:)

The sleeves and some of the skirt length followed.

Since I knew I’d be cinching the waist of this dress in with a sash at the end (thus raising the hem further), I was verrrrry conservative about that bottom chop.

dress with sleeves and bottom cut off
Triple Chop! 🙂

Remember, you can always chop off more later, but it’s much harder (if not impossible) to add that fabric back on!

I took that bottom piece and turned it into an obi-style belt to give this dress a waist. 

I left the sash part super-long…just to keep things interesting. 🙂

Christmas Eve No-Sew Dress Refashion after
Still digging those pockets! 🙂

As you can probably surmise by my lack of a jacket, it’s still ridiculously warm here.  I’m definitely not complaining…I loooove warm weather, and hate being chilly!

Cheers!

Christmas Eve No-Sew Dress Refashion before and after
Day 178: A Merry Christmas Dowdy Dress Refashion
Day 176: From White to Apple Green
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