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Day 357: Grown-Up Enough: DIY Asymmetrical Top Refashion

Day 358: Ruffled Dress Refashion
Day 356: Almost an Evening Dress

I almost didn’t want to bother with today’s piece.

refashionista DIY Asymmetrical Top before
Meh.

It might not look so bad at first glance, but look a bit closer. 

First off, this dress is pretty unflattering on me, as I’m bigger on the bottom than I am up top.  It just doesn’t do anything for me.  :/

Also, it’s really worn out and faded.  🙁

closeup of faded fabric
It’s a little hard to see in photos…but look hard.

Let’s refashion this dress into an asymmetrical top!

Before I got to chopping, I reached for a box ‘o dye!

box of Rit dark green dye
Feeling a bit green!

I left my dress in its dye bath for about 40 minutes, then gave it a rinse & dry. 

So, now the fading has been taken care of, but what about the shape? 

I decided I didn’t feel like wearing a dress today anyway, so I made a big chop!

dress with diagonal cut across bottm
Le Chop!

This dress is made of cotton jersey, so there was no need to hem that bottom edge, as it isn’t going to fray. 🙂

Now I have a fun Art Deco-ish asymmetrical top!  🙂

DIY Asymmetrical Top after
Muuuch more striking than that boring dress! 🙂
DIY Asymmetrical Top after close up
I turn up my nose at faded frocks! 🙂

This is what I wore to work today.  Yes…I am apparently incapable of dressing like a proper grown-up.

Jillian in asymmetrical top at work
Grown Up in Disguise!

The way I see it is, work is grown-up enough!  Might as well surround yourself with as many fun things as possible!

Day 357:  Grown-Up Enough: DIY Asymmetrical Top Refashion 1
Joe Don Baker keeps me motivated!
sock monkey on Jillian's office shelf
My sweet sock monkey earns the respect and admiration of my colleagues!

But perhaps this is silly.  Maybe the time has come to do away with childish things…

Jillian with Animal (from the Muppets) puppet
No one should have a puppet in their office, should they?

…or not.  🙂

Cheers!

refashionista DIY Asymmetrical Top Refashion before and after
Day 358: Ruffled Dress Refashion
Day 356: Almost an Evening Dress

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