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Day 255: Kicked Back Dress

Day 256: Teal Day Dress
Day 254: Happy Birthday to Me! Dyed Silk Jumpsuit-to-Dress Refashion

When I was given this dress from Revente’s Last Call, I immediately noticed there was something missing!

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Eeep!

Somehow the drawstring for the top of this maxi dress had lost its way!  Yikes! :/

I really didn’t like the color of this dress, the black bottom, or the length (I’m kind of over maxi dresses).  :/  Luckily, I knew just what this dress needed!

First, I made a couple of cuts!

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Chop and Chop!

I took the top two pieces and put them in a dye bath with some leftover fuchsia dye!

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Time for a color upgrade!

After the two pieces were dyed & dried, I worked that bottom scrap through the drawstring casing.  This was made extremely easy, thanks to a new toy I picked up at the fabric store!  This little guy makes pulling fabric through casings a breeze!

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The best little doohicky ever! 🙂

Now that dress is fierce in fuchsia with a fun new length!  🙂

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Fierce!

It was a tad chilly out, so I tossed on a simple cardi to keep my arms and shoulders nice and warm!

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Ah! Toasty! 🙂

I wore my new dress to Mellow Mushroom for a tasty brewski and early dinner with Marty. 🙂

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Mmmmm! Blue Moon! 🙂
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Mmmmmm! Salad! 🙂

Cheers!

Day 256: Teal Day Dress
Day 254: Happy Birthday to Me! Dyed Silk Jumpsuit-to-Dress Refashion

7 thoughts on “Day 255: Kicked Back Dress”

  1. What is the name of that “doohickey?” As a Knitter, I sometimes use a big needle, but usually just a safety pin. That thing looks much easier.

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    • That doohickey is called a bodkin. No, really. I’m serious. Not sure if anyone calls them by their proper name anymore, but that’s what it is. I worked as a seamstress 6 days a week for 7 years. I know all that technical stuff, LOL.

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  2. First, I’m SO glad to hear that a young, hip woman like you is fed up with maxis! Give me a break, been there, done that. What is possibly flattering about that style? Second, tell me about the “doohicky” you used to pull through the drawstring???

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