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Into the Awkward: A ’60s Dress to Top Refashion

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Today I woke up feeling really really off and awkward. It was a weird day.  

Then it became a sad day when I was reminded that this would be my friend Jonny’s birthday if he were still here.  

And writing an article entitled “Hey Ladies.  This is Why You’re Still Single.” (I’m working on it, Alan.  I’m working on it.  You’ll get it today, I swear.) was a little tough to stomach when I’m so very clearly not an expert here.  :/

It was time to take on the type of awkwardness I’m actually good at dealing with.  The kind of awkward I can totally handle.  The awkward I can fix.  The awkward I kind of love.

Let’s dive into an Awkward Dress to Top Refashion!

dress to top refashion before
I’m an awkward moment that somehow gained sentience.
Awkward dress before refashion

You’re looking at a handmade polyester dress that looks red to me, but is apparently actually orange?  You tell me.

Anywho…It’s awkward.  It doesn’t fit, and then there was this awkward bib thing that I didn’t quite understand:

Weird sewn in bib
Modesty bib? What?

The bib snapped out, so that was an easy fix, but I still needed to take on the fit (or rather lack thereof) of the dress.

First I pinned…

dress for refashion on dress form

…then I stitched!

sewing refashion

I decided I wasn’t in the mood for a dress at the last minute, so I chopped off the bottom part.

cutting bottom off dress for refashion
Check out my feet awkwardly hanging out…

I added a new hem to my new and rapidly-fraying raw edge…

hemming dress to top refashion
Just a lil hem.

After a quick press, my new top was ready to hang out with some lovely friends!

dress to top refashion after
My new top also loves wings!
dress to top refashion after
the fosters
<3 The Fosters!
refashionista with friends
Lovely Ladies! 🙂
Lovely Raspberry Beer!
Dan and friend
Lovely friends!
A cat named Monkey
Lovely Kitteh!
A lovely gathering!
A lovely gathering!
refashionista staring at cat
Awkward Cat Moment.
refashionista with cat
It’s okay Wolfie. We can be awkward together! 🙂


awkward dress to top refashion before and after
dress to top refashion pinnable image
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