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Me-Made-March: Day 9!

Me-Made-March: Day 10
Me-Made-March: Day 7!

Where did day 8 go, you ask?  Nowhere important.  🙂  I wore this dress, and had a very typical day that ended with me gorging on strawberry shortcake.  🙂

However, for Day 9 of Me Made March, I wanted something new!  I thought this frock would do nicely!

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Paisley Park

That’s some sweet hair I’m rockin, right?  Blerg!  Growing out your hair is just a pain.  Either I look like a spinster who has given up, or the 5th Beatle!  Anywho…that dress wasn’t helping either.  I loathed the velvet-lined cuffs and collar.  However, I loved the paisley print, even though it’s really quite dated nowadays.  There was hope!  🙂

First, I removed the collar, which took a while.  I carefully seam ripped it out.

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Then, I chopped of those sleeves a bit.

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That length needed to go too!

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These changes left me with a bunch of raw edges to clean up.  first, I pinned the seams of the collar back together again.

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Restoration in Progress!

Then, I pinned the hem at the bottom, as well as the sleeves.  Pinning and prepping always takes much more time than running everything through the machine, which is the easy part.  🙂

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The Easy Part
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It's really not hard. 🙂

Once I sewed everything up, I was done!

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Paisley Perfect!

As you can see, I’m covering up my dowdy tresses with my favorite crocheted beret!  It was a bit chilly in the evening, so I also donned leggings and a sweater before heading off to Karaoke Night at Art Bar.  🙂

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Chilly Chillin'!

I was out at midnight (yes…on a school night) to celebrate the start of my 29th year!!!!!!  Thanks to everybody who helped me ring it in with panache!  🙂  Cheers!

Me-Made-March: Day 10
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