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Day 302: Party Animal Dress

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Day 301: Tangerine Dream Dress

Whoa!  Check out that number, if you will (and I think you will)!  Day THREE flippin’ HUNDRED!!!!!!!!!!!!  You can tell by the superfluous exclamation points that I’m pretty excited about this.  Only 65 days to go!!!!!!!!  🙂

I had yet another reason to celebrate!  Today was the annual Riverbanks Zoo Wine Tasting!!!!  I look forward to this event every year, as it’s pretty much the event for Columbia winos.

I thought today’s piece was quite fitting for the occasion!

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Animals!!!

I really wanted to wear a dress for the event, and was still feeling inspired by Day 285’s skirt-to-dress refashion.  This was going to be a bit different, but still in the same vein.

I got started by putting the skirt on my dress form with the waistband around the neck.  then, I pinned down each side where I wanted my sleeves to be.

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Future Sleeves! 🙂

I stitched down each side…

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Whirrrrrrr!

Then, I sewed a second line about 1/2 ” next to the original line.  These would be my sleeves.  I cut between the two lines, and decided to shorten my new sleeves so they’d be about 3/4 length.

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Sorry Mr. Elephant...You're cut off!

My new sleeves got new hems.

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Exciting and New!!!

Now…I was allllmost done!  I just had a few little nips/tucks to do here and there to make my new dress fit properly!

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This is the finicky bit!

After my last tweaks were complete, I was ready to consume copious amounts of vino!  🙂

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Ta-Dah!!!

As we wandered about, I got tons of compliments on my fab new frock!  🙂

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Happy Winos! 🙂

Cheers!

Day 303: Babies of the Eighties Top
Day 301: Tangerine Dream Dress

26 thoughts on “Day 302: Party Animal Dress”

  1. This is fantastic! Makes me want to head up to the Salvos store now and find a skirt :-). Do you have a sec to explain your sleeve method a bit more? I’m not clear on how you get that appearance of a sleeve seam (or at least that’s what the pic looks like up to the waistband (ie. neckband). I’m dying to try this 😀

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  2. I love this! I’m going to have to hunt for a wool skirt now, to try this idea for winter! Your ideas are so incredibly inspiring.

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  3. I just discovered you! I looked at the whole last year over the weekend. I decided this is my favorate out of all of them. What an amazing blog. Thank you for sharing with the world!

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  4. I would like to do this to a few old skirts but I don’t know how to do the “finicky bits”. I would greatly appreciate it if you do a tutorial on those types of things.

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    • She mentions in this refashion a skirt to dress she made on another day. If you go to that day, there’s a link to another refashioner she got this from, who gives a better tutorial.

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    • Oh, amd if that sounded negative toward Jillian I didn’t mean it as such, just that is better than what Julian gave here because she links to that site, crediting where it deserves.

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  5. It would be nice if you did a side by side at the end of a before and after. I keep scrolling like a mad woman to refresh what it looked like prior and then back down while trying to keep it all in my head.

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  6. I love it — as usual! Could you show us the back or just describe it. Were you able to just zip it up as normal?

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  7. OMG!!!!!! I think this is my favorite so far!!! You aren’t really going to quit after 365 days, are you????

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  8. I can’t believe you have been able to crank out 300 refashions! But the question remains, What will we do with out your daily posts? I will have no refashion inspiration to look forward to!

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