Day 197:  Complete Cop-Out Dress 1
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Day 197: Complete Cop-Out Dress

Day 198: Plucky in Paisley Dress Refashion
Day 196: In the Pink Top

Alright friends…Today, I was very near the end of my refashioned rope.  Combining wedding planning, working full-time, trying to have a(n admittedly very active) social life, and keeping up with this blog is much harder than I thought it would be when I first began this project.  It’s as if I expected to magically become this super-hero type of woman who would suddenly be able to wake up super early and stay up super late while making amazeballs refashions every day and maintain a chipper attitude all the while.

Yeah.  No.  It ain’t that easy.  :/  It would be stupid and misleading for me to pretend otherwise.  In this lovely little blogosphere, I can show you whatever I want you to see.  It’s easy to make it look like I never get snippy with my fiance after a long day at work followed by having to bang out a refashion so we can meet up with friends (and not be late).   That simply isn’t the case.

Anywho.  Today was tough.  :/  But…a refashion, however lame it may be did happen.

I began with this skirt from my own closet that I never seem to wear anymore.

Day 197:  Complete Cop-Out Dress 2
So pretty...yet so seldom worn!

I hiked it up and tossed on the obi belt I made last year to cinch the waist.

Day 197:  Complete Cop-Out Dress 3
wah lah?

So yes…this was admittedly a cop-out.  I promise to do better tomorrow.  Really.  I do.  🙂



Day 198: Plucky in Paisley Dress Refashion
Day 196: In the Pink Top


  • Erin W

    my husband was curious of how you found the time…we thought maybe you really were just superman…woman 😉 I’m a stay at home mom/student and I think I would struggle to keep a happy face on too!

  • Jessie Gifford

    I’ve just found your blog and I think it is amaz-balls! I don’t think this is a cop-out method at all, when I was pregnant, both times, I found it to be so much more comfortable to wear maxi skirts as dresses than regular maternity clothes. They were so loose and flowy, I wished I could wear them all the time!

  • NorthernStar

    I am astounded that you manage to do this every day. Do take a day off if you need to! We’ll miss you, but we’ll manage somehow… x

  • Ali

    And here all this time I’m thinking – well she must not work full-time! Because – hello – when the HECK do you find time to do all of this? I can’t even find the energy to hem one pair of pants, nevermind refashion a whole bunch of stuff, so good for you – you ROCK!

  • Mikki

    Totally not a cop out! Not everything has to be re-invented by sewing it. You’re opening up our minds to various ways of seeing things in a new light. Some can’t sew and sometimes as you so eloquently put it, we just don’t have the time, so this is definitely something that anyone can do on a short time budget. Please don’t be hard on yourself. I love seeing how you use your creativity to come up with these great re-fashions, but if it doesn’t happen every single day, that’s totally understandable. You have a lot going on in your life. Don’t feel bad if this has to get pushed aside occasionally.

  • redbamsews

    I agree you should not be hard on yourself. You are doing a swell job chronicling your commitment and challenge. Not everyone can sew and today’s outfit is one that non-sewing individuals can accomplish. Great job!

  • Cynthia Wilson

    You’re amazing. This refashion was very creative and not a cop-out at all. Reading your blog is a daily breath of fresh air for me but if you skipped a day or two, I would know you were just putting your priorities in order. Your fans will be there for you when you come back.

  • prairiegurl

    You’re doing so well…much better than I am with my one blog post per week. I totally get what you’re saying…it’s like working 3 full time jobs doing your day job, your passion/hobby and being in a relationship. Nevermind a wedding! I just love logging in every day to check out what you’ve done next…no expectations really…just really impressed with your talent and stamina. <3 your blog 🙂

  • BeingZhenya

    I do this with my maxi skirts too! Though only over the summer, love going strapless! Stay strong honey, I went through wedding planning last year myself, and know how crazy it can be!

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