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Day 213: D’oh! Dress

Day 214: A Lilly Pulitzer-Inspired Dyed Dress Refashion
Day 212: A'dress'ing a Too-Big Tee! 🙂

How did this happen?  Today I had a guest with me while I refashioned.  Sara from Dateline Carolina chatted and snapped pics while I worked.  It was fun talking with her about my process, but sadly I got distracted…and…completely forgot to take any before or during pics.  :/

Day 213: D'oh! Dress 2
Just pretend it looked like this, okay?

Today’s dress began as being too big and frumpy.  I liked the plaid print, and I loved that is was handmade.  🙂

I took in a bunch from the back, so I could hold on to this really neat side snap.  I just don’t see these very much anymore, and I’d hate to get rid of it.

Day 213: D'oh! Dress 3
I like it!

In taking it in from the back, the collar ended up with an obvious raw seam, so I made a small panel to cover it up.  No prob!

Day 213: D'oh! Dress 4
That raw edge is undercover! 🙂

I also took away some of that length, and turned it into a sash.  Sadly, you don’t get to see any of that.  🙁

Fortunately, Sara was nice enough to send me a few pics.  🙂  Here’s me in action!

Day 213: D'oh! Dress 5
I doesn't look very action-packed.

I promise…I’m not sad!  🙂

Day 213: D'oh! Dress 6
Day 213: D'oh! Dress 7
I's an improvement!

Later that night, I couldn’t believe that I forgot to take the flippin’ pictures!  I consoled myself with copious amounts of Indian food.  🙂

Day 213: D'oh! Dress 8
Sorry, Guys! 🙁

I promise…I won’t let this happen again!

At least you have a nifty article to look forward to reading!   😀  I’ll be sure to share it with you as soon as it’s published!

Day 213: D'oh! Dress 9
I'll never forget again! 🙂


Day 214: A Lilly Pulitzer-Inspired Dyed Dress Refashion
Day 212: A'dress'ing a Too-Big Tee! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Day 213: D’oh! Dress”

  1. You can buy frog closures from Hancock’s Fabrics, (so JoAnn’s should have them, too.) I got one there and then I actually found pair of them at a thrift store for $.25 !
    Eighty years ago and more, my mom used to make them herself.

  2. It is rare to see a sewn-on snap or even very cute buttons these days. Manufactured garments seem to come with the cheapest closures possible. The other day I was making something and when I tried it on I thought it would look good with a frog closure. Then I searched and searched for one and could not find it. I may try a DIY version.

  3. Having just reorganized my closet yesterday, I realized I hadn’t taken any BEFORE photos and now only have AFTERS. Which made me realize how you always manage to do both – which takes a lot of thinking before, during and after so you consistently do a fabulous job – you’re allowed to slip once in awhile!


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