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Day 184: How to Take In a Dress for New Year’s Eve

Day 185: Is this Navy or Black?
Day 183: Swagger Dress

Woo hoo!  I have officially passed the halfway point on my 1 Year Refashioning Challenge! 

Huzzah!  😀  

Thanks for everyone who’s been along for the ride!  Your support really means a lot to me, and I couldn’t have made it this far without you.  🙂

Okay…enough of the mushy stuff! 

I needed something cute & classy for a New Year’s Eve party with some wonderful friends.

I chose this thrifted dress right here! All I needed to do was take in a bit to make it New Year’s Eve-worthy!

How to Take in a Dress for New Year's Eve before
I look like an overgrown toddler.

I love the very mod print and silky fabric of this dress.  I think it has a lot of potential!  All I need to do is get rid of a few things.

I ripped that bow off the front of the dress with my seam ripper.

Day 184: How to Take In a Dress for New Year's Eve 1
Grown women just say no to bows.

Then, I used my seam ripper to remove the sleeves as well!

Day 184: How to Take In a Dress for New Year's Eve 2
Rip off those silly sleeves! 🙂

I folded the arm holes under and pinned them, then finished them off those arm holes, like so:

Day 184: How to Take In a Dress for New Year's Eve 3
Finish them!

Alright!  I’m almost done! 

The last thing I had to do was take the whole thing in about 2″ on each side.

First, I pinned each side (with the dress turned inside-out), then sewed them down with my machine.

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Pin it & Sew it! 🙂

I think my new dress is definitely NYE worthy!  🙂

How to Take in a Dress for New Year's Eve after
Happy New Year! 🙂
Jillian and Johnny
So thankful for my wonderful friends! 🙂

I even donned my Grandmother’s fur coat from the 1940’s for the occasion.

jillian in vintage fur coat
Oh so glamorous!
jillian with friends for new years eve
Happy New Year, Everybody!

Cheers!

How to Take in a Dress for New Year's Eve before and after
Day 185: Is this Navy or Black?
Day 183: Swagger Dress

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