Today’s dress was a freebie from a friend. 🙂
I needed something comfy, light, and fun to wear for the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. With just a few modifications, this dress would work just fine! At first glance, you might not see anything wrong with this one…but let’s delve a bit deeper, shall we?
I don’t like it. It fits perfectly, but I don’t like the whole red & white color scheme (too stark!), the length is awful, and that little crinoline-y layer makes my legs itch. :/
Oh…and that stupid flower? Yeah…it’s coming undone. :/
With the raveling fake flower ripped off, I put my dress into a nice little dye bath. 🙂
The dye job helped…but I still needed to get rid of that crinloline-y thing! Away it went! 🙂
So that itchy ruffle was out of the picture, but I still wasn’t feeling the whole tea length thing. I knew I’d be walking around all day in the hot sun, so I shortened my dress to accommodate my wandering!
I pressed my new dress, tossed on a contrasting yellow floral belt, and was ready for a fun day in Charleston! 🙂
Here are a few of the sights I saw while meandering about:
Before you even contemplate complimenting me on my photography skillz, please note that I didn’t take any of those lovely shots. Instead, I handed my camera to this guy:
I had a complete and utter blast getting my culture on in this lovely city! 🙂
13 thoughts on “Day 338: Spoleto Dress”
Your dress turned out so cute, I love it now that you added the purple! WOW!
I found your site on Pinterest. I am so intrigued by your excellent remodeling techniques. You have a superb eye for fashion.
I never would have thought to die that purple. Fabulous idea!
Loooove that dress!
WOW the red really pops with that purple, that is an unusually stunning combo!
I am always so impressed by your blog, not only because of the lovely refashioning, but because of your ability to do so MUCH of it while working and being so social. I have a request – would you be willing to consider doing a series/weekly refashion for a while for women with different body types? I’d love to see what you could do with that!
What model is your sewing machine? Would you recommend it? I need to buy a sewing machine for myself. Thanks and love your blog!
I use a Brother XL-3750. I really like it. I’ve had it for a few years now, and it’s doing great! 🙂
Love, Love, Love!!!
I love it! Purple and red are to die for together 🙂
I have to say I started reading you blog about a month ago and get really excited when I see you have posted something new. I have went all the way through the blog and read your post and have learned so much. I’ve always been a DIY’er but have always been terrified of cutting up clothes.(Not sure why…but it just seemed so wrong. lol) But last night I started my first refashion by chopping off a dress by three inches. Thanks so much for all your inspiration!
Did you already know you could die purple over the red and it would work? That would have scared me to death! VERY cute.
Yup. I used to paint, so usually I have a pretty good idea of what my mixed colors are going to end up looking like. You just have to think back to your high school art class days. 🙂