When I found today’s dress at one of my fave $1 thrift stores, I was stoked! Check out the amazeballs print!
You’re looking at a totally 80’s shoulderpadded number that desperately needs a facelift! Time for a Nip/Tuck!
First, I made a big chop!
Then, I took in the whole thing about 2″ on each side.
After cutting off the excess material, I folded the top raw edge over twice and stitched it down, leaving about a 1″ gap. This is where I’m going to insert some elastic.
After digging through my stash, I realized I was all out of elastic! Ugh! And I was soooo not in the mood to make a last-minute craft store run! :/
Then I remembered this leftover scrap from the strapless top I refashioned from a dress on Day 315!
I cut off the elastic waistband…
I threaded the elastic through the dress’ new casing…
Then, I stitched the two ends together, as well as the 1″ gap I left to insert the elastic through.
Now that dress is ready for a fun night of Karaoke with friends! 🙂
I would love to say that my dress was the most stylish thing I saw tonight, but this simply wouldn’t be true.
22 thoughts on “Day 363: All the Angles Strapless Dress Refashion”
LOVE IT. The print. The dress. The squid hat. All of it. 🙂
I love what you’ve done with it. The print is really fun and I think it would work any way you played with it.
one of my faves by you
Your truly amazing!!! Your creative eye is something else.
Clearly, I am hanging out with the wrong crowd.
You are truly an inspiration to us all!! w00t!!
I am so sad that you are nearing the end of your year of daily blogging! I have enjoyed reading all your posts 🙂
This is really a great dress. Yo are looking too beautiful in that dress. Please show some more post like that really loving it to be continued.
I just stumbled across your blog today on pinterest and I am blown away by your creativity! I can’t believe you’ve done a new article every day for a year; you are an inspiration!!
this is gorgeous! love it.
What’s all this leaving talk??? I’m too obsessed with your projects, keep inspiring us, we need you!!
Those mustache glasses are FANTASTIC, I think I can pull off making some xD
And the squid hat. I’m a sucker for Adult Swim, it reminds me of Squidbillies xD
I was just introduced to your blog through my sister-in-law! You are so amazing! I am devastated though that you are on day. 363. :’-(
Love it! And the shoes are gorgeous. I’m with the others, please don’t go. We love you!
I just started reading your blog started at the beginning… and whipped through them all to this point in 2 days… very impressive… and I find myself intrigued by the story that you are living along the way… sad there are only 2 more days left! hope your story has its happy ending….
Everything looks good on you! Love the shoes. Please don’t let this be the end!
You are so amazing with your refashions, I noticed the 2nd year of your project is almost over! Are you going to keep posting? I really hope so! And you inspire me to refashion and redesign items too! I don’t have as many as you, but I’d love to hear your feed back on some of them 🙂 http://beingzhenya.wordpress.com/category/hand-made/
You are too, too funny! Love the dress-what a funky redo-xo Dana
You look gorgeous – with and without the hat!
That really should not have worked out so well! Fabulous as always. Two more entries to go, Jillian. WIll you please continue after that!?