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A Happy Thanksgiving Fall Housedress Refashion

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Happy Belated Thanksgiving!  🙂  I hope you had a wonderful one spent with loved ones amongst many delicious foods!

Before I show you my latest refashion, allow me to introduce you to my new foster pup, Bosley!

Syncronized Dachshunds!
Synchronized Dachshunds!

Bosley will be staying with me while he recovers from some pretty terrible neglect he suffered before being surrendered into foster care.  You’ll be happy to learn that he’s doing really well (and loves playing with Douglas). Methinks he’ll find his forever home really soon.  🙂

When I woke up yesterday, I realized that I had nothing to wear for a Thanksgiving gathering with friends.  

I threw on a housedress to contemplate my conundrum…


This would make a perfect Thanksgiving Day frock!  Look at the pretty fall colors in this homemade $1 housedress!  And I just LOVED those big vintage red buttons.

The shape needed some work though.

The sleeves were actually perfect how they were.  But I got to work taking in the body of this frock.

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Lots of pinning!
stitching side seam
Some stitching!
serging side seam of dress
Aaaaaand serging that raw edge!

As I tailored my new dress, I noticed a few tiny holes. No worries!  I got to mending!

hand sewing hole in dress

With those tiny holes repaired, I chopped off a bit of length from the bottom of my new dress.

cutting off bottom of dress
Just a simple chop!

It got a new hem…

pinning bottom hem of dress
Pin & Stitch!

…then I sewed down the bottom of that front placket to keep any crotch-gaping at bay!

sewing dress

After a quick press, my Turkey Day dress was ready for a delightful (and food-laden) gathering with some of my favorite folks!  🙂

housedress refashion after
So comfy!

I think this refashion has a fun 60’s feel to it.  What do you think?

orange housedress refashion after
Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

I accessorized with matching tights (of course!) and a pretty vintage brooch I scored at our local farmers’ market.  🙂

orange housedress refashion after closeup
Can we just agree to bring brooches back in style? Please?

Great times were had with some pretty terrific people.  🙂

Marques takes photobombing to a ninja-like level!  :)
Marques takes photobombing to a ninja-like level! 🙂
Refashionista and Amauri
Hi Amauri! 🙂
Refashionista and Amauri's Mom
I love Amauri’s mom, Elena! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
refashionista and friends gathered for thanksgiving
I am SO thankful to have these people in my life! 🙂


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