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Day 216: That Little Black Dress

Day 217: Earning my Stripes Dress
Day 215: Blue Skies Dress

When I found this dress in a big bag o’ refashionables gifted to me from Revente’s Last Call, it was anything but little, but it certainly was black.

refashionista little black dress refashion
The blousey black dress fad just never really took off…:/

This just won’t do! I decided to turn this thing into a cute little black dress for an evening of Karaoke!  🙂

As some of you know, I’m a bit of a bad movie buff.  Some of you might have seen the complete and utter flop that was Shock Treatment, a sort of follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show

If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry.  You really aren’t missing out on much.  🙂 But…there is this one little song that kept running through my head as I worked on this dress. It’s called “Little Black Dress” and it’s bizarre.

First, I went rip rip rip with my seam ripper…

Day 216: That Little Black Dress 1
Rip Rip Ripping off those sleeves!

Then I pinned and stitched those raw edges under.

Day 216: That Little Black Dress 2
I can’t wait to slip slip slip into my little black dress! 🙂

Note from future me: This is where the photos end on this one, as I was being filmed while refashioning it for an upcoming TV appearance!

Here’s how I completed this one:

I put the newly unarmed dress on my dress form and pinned it down the sides to get it nice and fitted!  

I measured each side as I went along to make sure that they were Even Steven.  🙂  Then I ran each side through my machine and cut off the excess material.

The last thing I did was snip snip snip (have you listened to the song yet?) some of that length away, and gave it a brand new hem.   🙂

Now my Little Black Dress is minimal (even if it isn’t criminal or siniful) and fabu!  🙂 

I pinned on my favorite brooch, tossed on a pair of heels, and headed out the door!

refashionista little black dress refashion after
Let’s face it Mac…That basic black is coming back! 🙂
refashionista singing karaoke
Hooray for Karaoke!

Cheers!  🙂

refashionista little black dress refashion before and after
Day 217: Earning my Stripes Dress
Day 215: Blue Skies Dress
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