As usual, a major event snuck up on me, with me totally unprepared! By day, I work at the South Carolina Arts Commission as their Grants Manager (A big Pttttttthbt! to those of you who have speculated in my comments section that I don’t work full-time). For the past couple of months, everyone’s been super-busy preparing for our annual SC Arts Gala, which is a big fundraiser for us. So, it’s not like I didn’t see it coming. Unfortunately, when the big day came, I realized I didn’t have a thing to wear! I had no idea what I was going to refashion, as I really didn’t have anything that looked remotely cocktail dress-ish! :/
I dug furiously through my stash, cursing at myself, with only a few minutes to get ready, and came up with this:
This is a rather casual dropped waist numba with a tiny stain on the front (which completely failed to show up in pics, sorry!). I hate anything with a dropped waist, as NO ONE looks good in these things. NO ONE. Nope…not even you. So just don’t wear them, okay? 😉
I needed to get rid of that dropped waist, and make this thing look fancy, STAT! First, I made a big chop!
I knew I wanted to turn that bottom scrap into a wide sash to hide the stain, and raise the waist of the dress, but I wanted to do something a bit more fun with it than my usual plain jane sashes. I cut three long fringey parts on each side.
Then, I tied my sash on by tying the fringey bits off to one side, wrapping them around my waist to the other side, and tying them again!
I think my last-minute refash ended up quite nice! 🙂
When I found out I would have to wear a weirdo orange button (see waist) for this event, I compensated as much as I could by tossing on complimentary orange accessories…Like these bad boys:
Even though I had to work the whole time, I managed to sneak in a bit of fun too! 😉
I even snapped a few pics of some of my favorite pieces from the sale! 🙂
After the gala, I swung by Art Bar to unwind a bit. While there, I ran into Becca, who was wearing a realllly cute refashed Tee! Such a fun night! 🙂